Rainey Returns to Direct Mousetrap

By Sheryl Brown
NTA President

On behalf of our Board of Directors, we welcome back NTA’s former artistic director Earlene Rainey as the director for “The Mousetrap” and as part of the theatre’s director pool.

“What a wonderful cast and crew, full of familiar faces and also some amazing new talent for NTA,” says Rainey. “Each and every one has solid theatre experience and brings such professionalism to this production. It is an honor to get to work with each of them. This play offers great fun, filled with laughs, intrigue, and one exciting ending,” she adds.

Set for the season, a group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of which is a murderer. The suspects include a newly married couple who run the house, 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, then the killer strikes. Filled with rich dialogue and intriguing characters, “The Mousetrap” is a wonderful holiday gift for the whole family.

The play will be 11 performances opening Friday, December 2  to 18: Fridays through Saturdays and final Thursday at 7pm, with matinees on Sunday  and the final Saturday at 2pm.  A dinner theatre, catered by D’Vine Cuisine of Bryan, will be held Saturday, December 10 at 5:45pm and is $30pp (includes performance).

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie,” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and  made possible in part through the Hotel Tax Revenue through the City of Navasota through The Arts Council.