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Curtain Call: Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' coming to Houston

By APRILL BRANDON
July 7, 2010 at 2:07 a.m.
Updated July 8, 2010 at 2:08 a.m.

Aprill Brandon

UPCOMING SHOWS

HOUSTON

"Wicked"

Through July 25 at Hobby Center

"Patience"

July 16-25 at Cullen Theater in Wortham Center

"The Mousetrap"

Through Aug. 8 at Alley Theatre

SAN ANTONIO

Weird Al Yankovic

July 18 at Sunken Gardens

"Jersey Boys"

Sept. 8-26 at Majestic Theatre

AUSTIN

John Heffron

July 28-31 at Capitol City Comedy Club

All tickets are available at TicketMaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000

BY APRILL BRANDON

It may be hard to get goosebumps during the hot Texas summer, but Houston's Alley Theatre is doing their best to try and give you the chills.

Starting this weekend and running through August 8, the theater will present Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" as part of their ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Written by one of the queens of suspense, the play follows a group of strangers trapped in a boarding house during a snow storm, according to a news release.

And one of them just happens to be a murderer.

Could it be the newlyweds? The retired Army major? The spinster with a questionable past? Or the strange man who claims his car overturned in a snow drift?

Originally broadcast as "Three Blind Mice" in 1947 as a radio play, the name was changed and the play brought to the stage in 1952 in London to great success, according to the news release. It is one of the longest running plays in history.

For the past 16 years, the Summer Chills series has been bringing classic mysteries alive on stage for the Houston and surrounding communities.

Tickets for "The Mousetrap" range in price from $21-$55 and are available for purchase at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713-220-5700.

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