Parkway Playhouse stages Agatha Christie’s classic, The Mousetrap

Cast Killin It

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Agatha Christie’s classic, The Mousetrap, is the quintessential murder mystery that has audiences trying to answer the question: who is the murderer? 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, a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange 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 someone 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.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on September 30th. Directed by Jeff Messer, the production stars Steve Elderbrock, Graham Livengood, Kristen Livengood, Dakota Mann, Rose Ray, Doug Shaw, Rob Storrs and Kristy Sutton. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm through October 14th.

Following the performance on opening night, September 30th, a complementary Opening Night Reception for the cast and audience will be held. And on Sundays, October 1st and 8th, the cast will sit for post show discussions. Audience members can ask questions about everything from costumes to scenic design, acting and their individual roles in the production.

Tickets range from $10 for students to $20 for adults. All performances are at the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre, located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville, NC. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Parkway Playhouse Box Office (open 1-5pm Thursdays through Saturdays), calling 828-682-4285, or by visiting

For more information about Parkway Playhouse, performances, volunteer opportunities, classes, auditions, and more please visit, or call 828-682-4285.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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