The Mousetrap @ The Music Academy
Date: 2016-06-17 to 2016-06-17
The Play stars PC Ramakrishna, Karthk TM, Mahitha Suresh, Balaji K Moorthy, Indira Hande, Prasanna Venkatesh, Zarin Shihab & Rahul Sridhar
Set & Light Design by: Victor Paulraj and his team at Studio 7
Directed by: Abhinav Suresh
Lighting Execution: Sathish Shanmugham
Music (OST): Hamsini Balasubramaniam
Production Managers: Gopi Nair, Dushyanth, Meenu
Crew Members: Raksha, Kaavya
Art Design: Janani Kumaran
About The Play:
The world’s longest running play! Now celebrating its Diamond Anniversary in its 60th year!
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.
About the Director:
After having directed plays like Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions, Poile Sengupta’s Mangalam & Gautam Raja’s String of Women Monologues & most recently Alfred Hithcock’s Rope, Abhinav Suresh returns to direct The Mousetrap by the queen of Crime. A Keen student of the craft, Abhinav has also acted in several productions over the last 10 years including pivotal roles in ‘Tara’ & ‘Honour’ and ‘Carnage’ with Crea-Shakthi. Abhinav is currently Artistic Director & Partner at Crea-Shakthi.
The Madras Players:
The oldest English theatre group in India, The Madras Players celebrates its 61st anniversary this year. Having staged more than 250 productions, they have performed the works of playwrights from India & abroad. The Madras Players is now focusing on working and collaborating with young people and theatre groups in Chennai keeping in mind the future.
Founded in March 2012, Creashakthi started out as a ‘Fund’ by four partners who’s passion for the craft prompted them to grow theatre in the city. In less than three years, Creashakthi has grown into nine partner strong firm, an institution that provides a platform for theatre, offering training and theatre-based learning solutions, curating arguably the largest youth theatre festival in the country, a well-established stand-up comedy wing and offering full-time employment to professionals. This is Creashakthi’s 5th association with The Madras Players, in as many years!
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