Posted: 3/12/19

TAMIU Theatre Students Perform Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’



Heralded as one of the longest running theatrical productions in the world, famed novelist and playwright Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” will be presented by Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) theatre students, March 22-24 at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theater.

Performances are slated for Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. An afternoon matinee occurs Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. General admission is $5. Students with a valid ID enter free.

Christie’s play tells the story of a group snowed in for a country weekend, only to discover that one of the individuals is a murderer.

This year’s adaptation by the University’s theatre students was updated to take place in the 1970s. For the past four years, the student-led productions have paid tribute to a female playwright.

“It has become our tradition at TAMIU that our March production is a play written by a celebrated female playwright. Dame Agatha Christie is no exception. She is the most individual translated author of all time, and she is one of the most widely published authors of all time as well,” said Dr. Gilberto Martínez, TAMIU assistant professional of theatre arts.

He reiterated, “In the theatre, there is room for all types of plays, but it’s important not to forget the classics, and Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ certainly belongs in that category!”

Members of the cast are Milagros Aguilar, Silvia Castanos, José Charur, Marco De Luna, Juan García, Gerardo Guerrero, Jorge Salinas and Jocely Zarate. The stage manager is María Saavedra, alongside the rest of the crew composed of theatre students. 

For additional information, contact Dr. Martínez at 956.326.3037, email gilberto.martinez@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 111.

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