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Mic Matarrese as Giles and Jeffrey C. Hawkins as Christopher Wren in the REP’s production of Agatha Christie’s "The Mousetrap."

Jan. 23-Feb. 9: 'The Mousetrap'

Resident Ensemble Players stage Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap'


3:13 p.m., Jan. 22, 2014--The Resident Ensemble Players (REP) at the University of Delaware will open 2014 with Agatha Christie’s murder mystery masterpiece, The Mousetrap. Performances are scheduled from Thursday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Roselle Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $22-$28, with discounts for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at the REP website, by phone at 302-831-2204, or in person at the Roselle Center for the Arts, Monday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m.

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Rising snow drifts and a rising body count confront the stranded guests of Monkswell Manor when they discover that a murderer is in their midst.  Whodunit? One of the suspicious newlyweds?  The quirky young woman with the shadowy past? Or perhaps the unexpected stranger carrying an odd black bag?

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The performance schedule for The Mousetrap is as follows: Jan. 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31 and Feb. 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Jan. 26 and Feb. 1, 8 and 9 at 2 p.m.

New this year on the second and third Friday performance of each production is “Roundup with the REP.” After the Friday performances on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, the REP invites the audience to join the acting company in the lobby for a cash bar, snacks, and great conversation.

The REP also presents a pre-show discussion beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. This “REP Prologue” is a free and informal 20-minute presentation about the production, designed to enhance patrons’ enjoyment and understanding of what they are about to experience. A talk-back in the theatre with the cast will take place following the evening performance on Thursday, Jan. 30.

The Roselle Center for the Arts is located at 110 Orchard Road, on the corner of Orchard Road and Kent Way, in Newark. A convenient parking garage is attached to the center.

A complete schedule, directions and information on purchasing tickets can be found at the REP’s website or by calling the REP’s box office at 302-831-2204.

About the REP

The Resident Ensemble Players (REP), established in 2008 and located at the University of Delaware, is a professional theatre company whose mission is to engage audiences throughout the tri-state area with frequent, outstanding productions of a variety of classic, modern, and contemporary plays performed in a wide variety of styles that celebrate and demonstrate the range, breadth, and ability to transform a full-time ensemble of nationally respected stage actors who have been trained in the same way.

The REP is committed to create future audiences for live theatre by offering its productions at very low prices that enable and encourage the attendance of everyone in the region regardless of income.

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