‘Mousetrap’ opens at Edison Friday

Staff report

PIQUA — The Edison Stagelight Players will make their debut performance of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1.

All performances will be in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua campus.

“The Mousetrap” is a murder mystery tale set in an English country house in 1952. It chronicles the story of a group of strangers who are stranded during the middle of a snowstorm. One of the group is a murderer. Appealing to viewers of all ages, “The Mousetrap” engrosses audiences in solving the whodunit.

Director Emily Beisner is enthused about directing this popular story.

“I’m delighted to be back in the director’s chair this fall. I wanted to do something that we have never done before and ‘The Mousetrap’ presented that opportunity,” she said.“We have two new actors this fall that have never been on stage. One of the new actors is Jennifer Householder, who plays the lead female, Mollie Ralston. The second new actor is Chad Evans, who will be voicing our radio announcer. Usually, this part is recorded and played as a sound cue, but I loved his voice so much, that I wanted him to portray the radio announcer.”

Householder is from Pleasant Hill; Evans, from Union City. The remaining cast includes Matt Beisner,of Troy, as Det. Sgt. Trotter, Kevin Grogean, of Fletcher, as Paravicini, Patrick Stone, of Piqua, as Giles, Chris Garner, of Piqua, as Metcalf, Sam Telford, of Troy, as Chris Wren, Becky Ritz, of Sidney, as Miss Casewell and Sandy Hartley, of Arcanum, as Mrs. Boyle.

The stage manager is Lindsay Ross, of Piqua. Jess Ritz, of Piqua, operates the light board; Emily Beisner, the sound board. William Loudermilk, of Dayton, designed the costumes. Jayson Grigsby, of New Bremen, designed the scenery.

Performances are scheduled for Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for seniors and can be purchased with cash at the door. Children 12 and under get in free. For information, call 937-381-1502 or email kbaker@edisonohio.edu.

Sam Telford (L) and Matthew Beisner rehearse Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.


Staff report