The Mousetrap

October 9 thru October 24, 2015

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

A classic. A landmark. A legend. 

The Mousetrap is famous around the world as being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre (now in it's 62nd year!) and now it’s back in Madison, produced by Strollers by popular demand.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motives are finally revealed.

In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Audience members will have an opportunity to win a prize for guessing the murderer.

‘The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre’
The Telegraph

‘A truly entertaining classic thriller’
The Sunday Times

‘Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers’
The Observer

‘One of the most skillfully written murder mysteries ever produced’  
New York Times

Misalliance

February 26 - March 19, 2016

Directed by: Sam White

An airplane crashes through the conservatory bringing two unexpected guests. One is a handsome young man who immediately arouses Hypatia's hunting instinct. The other is a female dare-devil of a circus acrobat whose vitality and directness inflame all the other men at the house-party. It turns out that it is customary for her to rouse men wherever she goes, and in the second act she makes a note of having received her fifty-eighth proposal.

 All told there are eight marriage proposals offered for consideration in the course of one summer afternoon. The question of whether any one of these combinations of marriage might be an auspicious alliance, or a misalliance, prompts one of the prospective husbands to make the famous Shavian speculation that has shocked many theatre-goers: "If marriages were made by putting all the men's names into one sack and the women's names into another, and having them taken out by a blind-folded child like lottery numbers, there would be just as high a percentage of happy marriages as we have now."

 

 

Blithe Spirit

April 29 - May 21, 2016

Directed by: Dan Myers

Noel Coward's sparkling comedy, Blithe Spirit revolves around Charles, who is planning a séance as research for his new book. He invites the eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, into his English country home, intending to expose the Madam as a fraud.

To witness this event, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, invite the skeptical Dr. Bradman and his anxious-to-believe wife, Violet. When, in the course of the seance, Madam Arcati mistakenly summons Charles' first wife, Elvira, back from the beyond, things get thoroughly out of hand.