Suffield Players open new season

Date: 10/9/2015

SUFFIELD, CT – The Suffield Players proudly open their 63rd season with the classic whodunit “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie.

Famous for being the longest running play in the history of theatre, the Players’ production is directed by veteran actor/director Denise Boutin. The show performs on Oct. 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 8 p.m. in Mapleton Hall in Suffield CT. There will also be an Oct. 18 2 p.m. matinee.

The Players add this classic gem to their long-standing tradition of producing murder mysteries at historic Mapleton Hall.

The group has mounted more than 20 mysteries since 1952 when they first incorporated as a community theatre ensemble.

The Mousetrap tells the story of eight people trapped in a snowbound house, one of whom is a murderer, but which one?

The audience is drawn into a tangled web of drama and deception, clues and comedy, all concocted by “The Queen of Crime,” Agatha Christie.

“What’s over 60 years old, still fashionable, keeps you on the edge of your seat and is endlessly entertaining?” Director Denise Boutin said. “If you guessed Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, you’re right!”

A new book “A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie” by Kathryn Harkup attests to the contemporary appeal and legacy of this Guinness World Record setting author.  

The cast includes Rachel Berezin (Mollie Ralston) from Longmeadow; Roger A. Ochs (Mr. Paravicini) from East Windsor, CT; Shaun O’Keefe (Christopher Wren) from Enfield, CT; Mark Proulx (Major Metcalf) from Agawam; Kelly Seip (Mrs. Boyle) from Springfield; Reid Sinclair (Sergeant Totter) from Norfolk, CT; Brianna Stronk (Miss Casewell) from East Windsor, CT; and Steve Wandzy (Giles Ralston) from East Windsor, CT.

Behind-the-scenes talents includes set design by Denise Boutin, technical direction by Art Christian, lighting design by Jerry Zalewski, stage management by Bob Williams, and costume design by Rachel Ballasy.

All performances in Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Ave. Suffield, CT.
Ticket Prices are $19 with a special $13 price on opening night. Discounts are available for groups, seniors and students, as well as season subscribers.

For reservations, call 800-289-6148 or 860-668-0837 or visit www.suffieldplayers.org.