The Mousetrap
by Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT)

Feb. 23 - Feb. 24 (2015)

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer.  The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage.  Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone.  Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis.  He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed.  Two down, and one to go.  To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons.  Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish!  Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. 

The roles are:
Mollie Ralston: 20’s, a tall pretty woman with an ingenuous air.
Giles Ralston: 20’s, a rather arrogant but attractive young man.
Christopher Wren: a rather wild-looking neurotic young man.
Mrs. Boyle: a large, imposing woman in a very bad temper.
Major Metcalf: a middle-aged, square-shouldered man, very military in manner and bearing.
Miss Casewell: a young woman of a manly type.
Mr. Paravicini: foreign, dark and elderly.  Hercule Poirot type.
Detective Sergeant Trotter: a cheerful, commonplace young man.
Scripts are available at the theatre.


The Hill Country Community Theatre announce open auditions for their production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”  Auditions are Monday February 23 and Tuesday February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the theatre, 4003 W FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657.  The show will be directed by Glen Bird.

Rehearsals for “The Mousetrap” begin March 9, 2015.  Production dates are April 23 through May 3, 2015, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:15 PM.