School Stages Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Play

EDISON – The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, located at 1295 Inman Avenue in North Edison, will stage its fall play, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the school’s All-Purpose Room.

“The Mousetrap” is a murder mystery play that opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with over 24,000 performances so far. It is also the longest running show (of any type) of the modern era. “The Mousetrap” is known for its twist ending, which at the end of every performance the audience is asked not to reveal!


The cast includes: Samantha Lamparello of Watchung as Mollie Ralson; Jessie Flood of Dunellen as Giles Ralson; Samantha Barbeito of Edison as Christina Wren; Jian Bland of Edison as Mrs. Boyle; Kush Mody of Edison as Major Metcalf, Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison as Miss Casewell, Sam Brukhman of Cranford as Mr. Paravicini, and Billy Buchbinder of Scotch Plains as Detective Sergeant Trotter.

Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per student and senior citizen, and $30 per family. Additionally, there will be a ticket extension where tickets can be reserved, paid for and picked up at a “Will Call” table on the evenings of the performances. To reserve your tickets, call 1-908-754-1882, Ext. 609.

UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY…The full cast of the fall play, “The Mousetrap,” which will be staged at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison on November 12 and 13 is pictured before rehearsal: Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison, Kush Mody of Edison, Samantha Lamparello of Watchung, Jessie Flood of Dunellen, Billy Buchbinder of Scotch Plains, Jian Bland of Edison, Sam Brukhman of Cranford, and Samantha Barbeito of Edison. Photo by Linda Kouril

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