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SUNY Plattsburgh Presents "The Mousetrap"

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Tickets are still available for the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh Theatre Department production of the play, "The Mousetrap."

"The Mousetrap" is a masterful "whodunit" by murder-mystery author Agatha Christie and directed by Kenneth Roberts, adjunct lecturer of theater. The play will run Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 2 - 4, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for non-SUNY Plattsburgh students and seniors, and $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association members. Tickets are on sale at the Angell College Center Information Desk. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Hartman Theatre Box Office the evenings of the shows. The Box Office opens at 7:15 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, and 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. 

For more information, contact the SUNY Plattsburgh Theater Department at 518-564-2180.

"The Mousetrap" is Agatha Christie's most successful play. It premiered at the Ambassador's Theatre in London in 1952 and has never stopped running in London. It is the longest continuously running play of all time.

"The Mousetrap" is a two-act drama set in Monkswell Manor Guest House, a newly converted mansion run by a young couple.  As the new owners prepare for their first guests to arrive, they are both apprehensive about the snowy weather and how it will affect their grand opening.

Just as the first guests arrive, a radio news report announces that a woman has been murdered at 24 Culver Street in Paddington, London.

An unexpected guest turns up at Monkswell Manor as the rest of the guests are settling in. He appears at the gate of the guest house and says that his car has broken down in the terrible snow, and he needs accommodation.

With a full house of guests trapped by the snow, life for the young couple gets even more complicated with a phone call from the local police. The officer reports that there is reason to believe that the murder suspect could be in the vicinity, and he is sending a policeman over for protection.

Who is the murderer?  Is it a guest?  Is it one of the owners?  If you love a great "whodunit" play, this is one you will not want to miss. 
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