Based on Agatha Christie's short story, "Mousetrap" will come to life through performances of the murder mystery on the Burnsville High School stage April 6-8.
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 judge who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons.
Directed by language arts teacher Marie Hansen, performances will run April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.
There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, April 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door ($10 adults, $8 students and $9 seniors) and online. Admission for staff is free.