When: Thu., March 14, 8 p.m., Fri., March 15, 8 p.m., Sat., March 16, 8 p.m., Thu., March 21, 8 p.m., Fri., March 22, 8 p.m., Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., Thu., March 28, 8 p.m., Fri., March 29, 8 p.m., Sat., March 30, 8 p.m., Sun., March 31, 3 p.m., Thu., April 4, 8 p.m., Fri., April 5, 8 p.m. and Sat., April 6, 8 p.m. 2013
What: Gosford Park imitated it, Clue parodied it, but there’s only one original drawing room mystery: The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. The play is famous for being one of the first drawing room mysteries, a form in which a group of people are gathered together, one of them dies suspiciously, and a detective must solve the mystery of who committed the crime. Taking place during a thick English blizzard, The Mousetrap features four strangers who take shelter from the weather in an old manor house, only to be surprised by a detective who is trying to solve a murder. That’s when things start getting weird. Though the play is typically done tongue-in-cheek, Threshold’s version won’t leave you giggling. “We wanted to do something different,” says Threshold’s executive director Pamela Galle. “We actually created real people with a real story, and this version of the play is scarier and more psychological.” This is the Threshold Rep’s second season in their spot on Society Street, and they’re not afraid to try new things. We’ve been told there may even be snow falling in the theater during the play.