The River City Community Players will present a classic Agatha Christie tale beginning this weekend.

“The Mousetrap” will begin a six-show run Friday at the Performing Arts Center, 500 Delaware St.

The play, directed by Denny Dey, is a classic British who-done-it murder mystery.

Dey said “The Mousetrap” is the longest running play in the history of theater.

He said Christie originally wrote the play in 1947 for a radio broadcast for Queen Mary. The play, originally titled “Three Blind Mice,” then was adapted to the stage in 1953.

Dey said the play has been performed more than 25,000 times worldwide.

“This is a fun, traditional, English play,” Dey said.

The eight-person cast includes Brian Resch, Brianna Danielle Swatzell, Mark Vidotto, Brian Lee, Linda Finch, Robert Sharp, Janet Henry and Kevin Albee.

“Each of the performers has developed beautifully during rehearsals,” Dey said. “I can’t say enough about the work we have accomplished. I especially wish to thank Brianna Danielle Swatzell for once again bringing outstanding character development to the RCCP stage. She is a jewel to watch and offers up a supreme ‘Mollie.’”

Ramona Discavage is the stage manager and Missy Terrien is in charge of sound effects. Gabrielle Henry is the lighting designer and Vivian Ross is in charge of props.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show will be presented again April 28-30.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for people 62-over. Tickets for military and students are $10, while tickets for children 12-under are $7.

To purchase tickets in advance, call 913-651-0027.

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