‘The Mousetrap’ to open Oct. 10 at Lee’s Edna Minor Conn Theatre
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Sergeant Trotter (Zachary Arms) questions Molly Ralston (Naomi Rivers) and Giles Ralston (Garrett Boyd) about the guests staying in their guest house, Monkwell Manor, and their possible connections to a murder in London in Lee University’s production of “The Mousetrap.”
Sergeant Trotter (Zachary Arms) questions Molly Ralston (Naomi Rivers) and Giles Ralston (Garrett Boyd) about the guests staying in their guest house, Monkwell Manor, and their possible connections to a murder in London in Lee University’s production of “The Mousetrap.”
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The Lee University Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” Oct. 10 through 12 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on Oct. 12 and 13 at 2:30 p.m.

The performances will be held in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre located in the Vest Building.

“The Mousetrap” was written by English author Agatha Christie, one of the best known authors of crime novels, short stories and plays. The play has been running continuously since 1952 in London’s West End Theatre District, making it the longest running play in history.

The story takes place outside of London at Monkswell Manor, an aged country home converted into a guest house by a newlywed couple, Molly and Giles Ralston. The first day of business for the Ralstons would be perfect if only there was not a blizzard, five guests with peculiar quirks, and a murderer on the loose.

“It has been a lot of fun bringing this classic play to life,” said Tenika Dye, director of the play. “The Mousetrap is a great example of Agatha Christie’s ability to craft a thought provoking story. With complex, interesting characters, the play pulls the audience in and keeps them guessing what will happen to the very end.”

Dye is an adjunct professor of theater in Lee’s Communication Arts Department. She has worked in professional theater in the areas of acting, directing, storytelling, script adaptation, devised plays, applied theater, teaching, marketing, public relations, arts administration and stage management in New York, Virginia, Texas and Tennessee.

Dye also serves as artistic director of The Salvation Army’s “ReCreate Café” in Chattanooga which provides creative opportunities for the homeless community and regional artists.

A native of Rhea County, Dye earned an master of arts in storytelling and a bachelor of arts in theater from East Tennessee State University.

The cast of “The Mousetrap” includes Lee students Garrett Boyd as Giles Ralston; Naomi Rivers as Mollie Ralston; Evan Pell as Christopher Wren; Kate Bosch as Mrs. Boyle; John Morris as Major Metcalf; Paige Smith as Ms. Casewell; Nathan Tullos as Mr. Paravicini; and Zach Arms as Sergeant Trotter.

Tickets for Lee Theatre productions are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Tickets will be sold beginning Oct. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Dixon Center Box Office and one hour before the show in the Vest Building.

For show times and other information, call 423-614-8343, visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre or email theatre@leeuniversity.edu.



Sergeant Trotter (Zachary Arms) questions Molly Ralston (Naomi Rivers) and Giles Ralston (Garrett Boyd) about the guests staying in their guest house, Monkwell Manor, and their possible connections to a murder in London in Lee University’s production of “The Mousetrap.”