The Coaster Theatre is proud to present Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," showing March 3 through April 15 at the theater, 108 N. Hemlock Street in Cannon Beach.
A group of strangers have gathered in a country manor during a treacherous snowstorm. With no possibility of reaching the outside world, they discover a murder and find themselves, one by one, under suspicion. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage.
Other suspects include a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little 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 the jurist 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. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (except the weekend of March 17-19), with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees on March 12 & 26 and April 2. Ticket prices range from $20 to $25 per person. Box office hours are 1:00pm-5:00pm Wednesday – Saturday and 1:00pm-curtain on performance days. Call 503-436-1242 or buy tickets online at the theatre's website.
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