**** Highly Recommended **** Mystery buffs! Do not miss Court Theatre’s delightfully quirky and quite hilarious production of “The Mousetrap”, Agatha Christie’s tour de force murder mystery which has been running in London’s West End since 1952. Christie’s eccentric characters are portrayed with campy style and finesse; interacting with just the right touch of humor, innuendo and double entendre. Just like Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, “The Mousetrap” will never go out of style. I give “The Mousetrap” 4 Spotlights.
By the way, it is a tradition that people who have seen “The Mousetrap” are asked not to reveal whodunit!
“The Mousetrap” runs through February 16th at the Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, Chicago. Parking is free in the garage next door to the Court – take a ticket to enter, but you won’t need it to exit, the gate stays up for 30 minutes after the performance.
Running time is 2 hours, 10 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $37.50-$84. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.
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