30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Ross, California 94957
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ross Valley Players Presents The Mousetrap
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Adrian Elfenbaum
- September 13 – October 13, 2019
- Thursdays (7:30pm), Fridays & Saturdays (8pm) and Sundays (2pm)
- No performance Friday, Sept 20
This classic whodunit mystery launches Ross Valley Players 90th Season
(Ross, California) Ross Valley Players launches its 90th Season with Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit mystery, The Mousetrap, directed by Adrian Elfenbaum. The play will run from September 13 to October 13 at the Ross Valley Players: Barn Theatre.
Synopsis: A snowstorm isolates a group of strangers at Monkswell Manor in the English countryside. One of them is murdered. A policeman interrogates each suspect, and skeletons tumble out of closets. Whodunit? It could be any of them! Another famous Agatha Christie twist ending! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.
The Mousetrap opened on October 6, 1952, in London’s West End and has run continuously since. Though Christie did not expect the play to run longer than eight months it sets the record for the longest consecutive run of any show anywhere. On November 18, 2012, the show held its 25,000th performance. The play started as a radio play, based on a short story inspired by a true story.
West End production performers include Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sims, Hugh Bonneville, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters and Miranda Hart.
"The Mousetrap has been delighting audiences worldwide for over 60 years,” said Adrian Elfenbaum, director. “We’re excited to bring the show to RVP, and we hope that you’ll come enjoy it.”
Adrian Elfenbaum Bio:
Adrian Elfenbaum is thrilled to return to Ross Valley Players, where he directed the TBA Award-nominated The 39 Steps in 2017. Other North Bay credits include Medea and the BATCC-nominated Dead Accounts at College of Marin, and several plays at Sonoma State University, including Much Ado About Nothing, and the musicals A Little Night Music, Company, Oklahoma! and Fiddler on the Roof. Adrian has worked with many Bay Area theatre companies as an actor or director, including Marin Shakespeare, TheatreWorks, the Magic Theatre, and San Francisco’s Word for Word. He holds an MFA in Acting from UC Davis.
Characters - Actors
Mollie Ralston - Heather Buck
Giles Ralston - Evan Held
Christopher Wren - Andre Amarotico
Mrs. Boyle - Tori Truss
Major Metcalf - Steve Price
Miss Casewell - Maria Mikheyenko
Mr. Paravicini - Robert Molossi
Detective Sergeant Trotter - Steven Samp
Voice on the Radio - Julia Norton
About Ross Valley Players:
Celebrating its 90th year, Ross Valley Players, a non-profit arts organization, is the oldest continually operating community theater on the West Coast. Created in 1930 to escape the hardships of the Depression, Ross Valley Players has introduced live theater to tens of thousands of Marin residents over the years. Each year, RVP presents a regular season of six full productions, running for 30 weeks. RVP offers special events and short-term productions outside the regular season. Plays include recent Broadway material, popular plays, classic theater, and a selection of works by well-known playwrights from around the world. RVP features all genres: comedy, drama, mysteries, and musicals. Their Ross Alternative Works (RAW) program presents short run, minimal set productions of original scripts by Bay Area playwrights.
- Thursday, September 12 (7:30pm) - Preview Night
- Friday, September 13 - (8:00pm) Opening Night and Season Subscriber’s Reception. (6:30pm) Pre-show cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Q&A with director.
- Saturday, September 14 - Buzz At The Barn - 7:00pm pre-show cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine.
- Talkbacks: Sunday, September 29 and October 6 – Discuss the show with the director and actors immediately following the matinee performance.
- Sunday, October 13 (2pm) - Closing Matinee
- Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: $29 ($17 under 25)
- Thursdays: $24 GA ($14 under 25)
- Preview Night - Thursday, September 12 - $15
To order tickets, call 415-456-9555, ext. 1 or visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4315813
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Ross Valley Players
Contact Phone: 415 456 9555