The curtain rises Friday, Oct. 26, as the Sierra College Drama Department presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” at Dietrich Theatre. The production is directed by Professor Michael Hunter.
Christie’s murder mystery opened in the West End of London in 1952 and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with more than 24,500 performances so far. It is the longest-running show (of any type) of the modern era. The play is also known for its twist ending, which at the end of every performance the audience is asked not to reveal. The play is based on a short story, itself based on the radio play, but Christie asked that the story not be published as long as it ran as a play in the West End of London. The short story has still not been published within the United Kingdom but has appeared in the United States in the 1950 collection “Three Blind Mice and Other Stories.”
Tickets may be purchased one hour before curtain at the venue or online from Brown Paper Tickets. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Permits are available for purchase from dispensers located in the parking lot.
Friday, Oct. 26: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27: 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28: 2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 1: 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3: 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4: 2 p.m.
Where: Dietrich Theatre, 5000 Rocklin Road
Cost: $10 general, $8 students and seniors $5 with current ASSC sticker
Info: Michael Hunter, (916) 660-8036; firstname.lastname@example.org