SMC Theatre to preform suspenseful production of “The Mousetrap”
This April, SMC Theatre will perform “The Mousetrap,” an intense murder mystery. The performances are April 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and April 7 at 2:30 p.m. The production will be held in Gibbs Auditorium in Ellis Hall on Spartanburg Methodist College’s campus. It is free and open to the public.
Isolated by a snowstorm, strangers are forced to play detective when members of the group start getting killed. “The Mousetrap” was written by Agatha Christie, a novelist and playwright whose works include “Murder on the Orient Express.” Known as the “Queen of Crime,” Christie captivates her audience with suspenseful plots.
“The Mousetrap” is the favorite Agatha Christie play of Professor Kent Newberry’s, SMC Executive Director of Theater. At the end of the semester, Newberry will be retiring after 41 years at SMC, so his students wanted to honor him with the play.
“I love ‘The Mousetrap’ because it keeps the audience actively involved from the beginning to the very end. Christie has everyone guessing different characters to be the murderer as the play progresses. When the murderer is revealed at the end, the audience is quite surprised,” says Newberry.