It's a classic "whodunit" with a twist ending that aims to keep audiences riveted until the curtain falls.

It's a classic "whodunit" with a twist ending that aims to keep audiences riveted until the curtain falls.

The Pickerington Community Theatre will present Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" for a two-week run at the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 895 Diley Road, Pickerington.

Show times will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29; and 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 23 and 30.

PCT Communication Director Chris Gallaugher said anybody who loves a good murder-mystery will enjoy "The Mousetrap."

"I love those old 'drawing room' mysteries. If you don't know who did it, it's a fantastic guessing game," Gallaugher said.

In the play, eight strangers are trapped by a storm in a guest house in the middle of nowhere and tensions run high. When it turns out one of the guests is a murderer, paranoia is "through the roof," especially since the killer hasn't claimed its last victim, he said.

"The Mousetrap" has proved so popular over the years that it is considered to be the longest running play in modern history, Gallaugher said.

"It ran for many, many years over in England," he said.

"It's just really popular. What we might do is have the audience enter a pool at intermission and take a guess at who did it," he said.

Although part of Old Diley Road is closed because of construction of a new senior housing development across the street, Gallaugher said patrons will have no problem getting to the production at Prince of Peace Church.

"It will be open for sure," he said. "There will be a way to get back in there."

Pickerington Community Theatre is a non-profit, community-based arts organization that strives to present quality theater productions to the Pickerington area.

Gallaugher said the troupe will present its holiday production, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Dec. 2-4 and 9-11.

Tickets to "The Mousetrap" are $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger and seniors 55 and older.

They can be purchased by calling the box office at 614-508-0036; or by using the online pre-pay option at pctshows.com.

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