The Round Barn Theatre to Present Agatha Christie Murder Mystery THE MOUSETRAP
It's murder - pure and simple...and spine-tinglingly fun! Suspect everyone in this thrilling whodunit from the mind of Agatha Christie. After 65 years, it is the world's longest running play. The Mousetrap celebrates the 65th anniversary of its premiere in the West End on October 6th, 2017 (a few short days before the opening of The Round Barn Theatre production).
The Mousetrap tells the story of a group of strangers trapped in The Monkswell Manor during a snow storm, with a murderer among them. Suspicion and intrigue flourish as these strangers try to solve a murder and wonder who will be the next victim. Revelations are made, shady pasts are revealed, and alliances are formed as Agatha Christie weaves a tangled web of deceit and suspense.
The Round Barn Theatre production is directed by Round Barn Theatre Artistic Director, Amber Burgess. The resident creative team including Executive Producer and Set Designer Richard Pletcher, Production Stage Manager Garth Moritz, Sound Designer and Audio Engineer Shayna Graverson, Costume Designer Ashley Alverth, and Property Master Ryan Schisler will be joined by Lighting Designer and Scenic Painter Tim Becze.
Round Barn Theatre patrons will recognize a few faces from the 2017 Core Company including Katherine Barnes (Mrs. Boyle), Randa Meierhenry (Mollie Ralston), Martin Flowers (Christopher Wren), Ryan Schisler (Detective Sergeant Trotter), and Travis Bird (Major Metcalf). Charles Burr, Tibbits Opera House Artistic Director (whom audiences may recognize from years past) will tread the boards at RBT once again as Mr. Paravicini. Newcomers James Powers (Giles Ralston), and Elizabeth Ferris (Miss Casewell) round out this powerful cast.
The Mousetrap opens on Wednesday, October 18, and continues through Sunday, November 6, with 2 p.m. matinees and 8 p.m. evening performances. The Mousetrap will be translated by American Sign Language interpreters for the hearing impaired on October 28th, 2017. Assisted listening devices are available upon request at all performances.
A complete show schedule, ticket availability, and reservations can be found by calling the Box Office at (800) 800-4942 extension 2 or online at AmishAcres.com. Theatre tickets can be combined with Amish Acres famous family style Threshers Dinner or a one-of-a-kind Theme Dinner served on Friday, October 20th. Theme Dinner seating is limited and reservations must be made in advance with The Round Barn Theatre box office.
Following The Mouserap for the Holidays, family favorite, Disney's The Little Mermaid! The newly announced 2018 Season will include The Rat Pack Lounge, Mamma Mia!, Barry Manilow's Copacabana, Happy Days - a new musical, Lend Me A Tenor and Annie. Season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the box office at 800-800-4942.
Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort is now open Wednesday-Sunday offering tours of the historic house and farm, farm wagon rides, documentary films, demonstrations, and famous Family Style Threshers Dinner. NEW Weeknight Specials in the Restaurant Barn include Wednesday Baby Back Ribs, Thursday Apple Butter BBQ Meatloaf, and Friday Chicken Pot Pies. Weeknight specials are served from 5:00-7:00 pm, or while quantities last. Weeknight specials are only $9.95 (dessert and beverage not included). New for 2017 is the Sunday Threshers Buffet. It's the new and perfect after church, before the show dining experience.