FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 14, 2011
Contact: Paige Greene
`The Mousetrap’ to be performed at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Department of Music and Theatre at Mississippi University for Women will present Agatha Christies’ “The Mousetrap” Oct. 27-29 in Cromwell Theatre.
Christies’ murder mystery opened in London in 1952 and is still going strong today. It is the longest-running theater show in history. Hailed the “Queen of Crime,” Christie writes a “who-done-it” that keeps the audience guessing until the end.
“What better way is there to start the Halloween weekend than with a classic murder mystery?” said play director Lee Crouse.
Cast members include Leah Thompson, Brittany Trimble and Eric Stoderstrom of Tupelo, LaVosha Kern of Ethel, Tommy Parsons of Ventura, Calif., Parker Yarbrough of Columbus, Casey Davis of Olive Branch and Gavin Mendus of Monticello.
The production team includes theater faculty members Crouse, William “Peppy” Biddy, who is the show’s producer, and David Carter, who is the show’s technical director as well as the lighting and scenic designer.
In addition, Dustin Gibson of Columbus is the assistant technical director; Mary Wildsmith of Damascus, Md., is the stage manager; and Paige Greene of Columbus is the assistant stage manager. Kayla Manzolillo of Ethelsville, Ala., is the assistant scenic designer; Joseph Musgrove of Columbus is the costume designer; Kern is the assistant costume designer; Davis is the makeup artist and Casey Duke of Corinth, Tenn., is the dramaturg. Bronwyn Teague of Tupelo is the master electrician; Clara Seitz of Tupelo is the assistant electrician and Andrew Partin of Tupelo is the master carpenter.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and all performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission and can be purchased in advance.
For more information or questions about tickets, contact The Department of Communication at (662) 329-7354.