The Mousetrap

The MousetrapAgatha Christie knew a thing or two about murder and the devilishly tricky business of catching the culprit. The Mousetrap is arguably her most notorious play, which has been running continuously and exclusively in London’s West End for over 25,000 performances. Being an exclusive London-only play has pulled enthusiasts from around the world to watch the world’s longest running play. What do Chicago and London have in common for the next three days? Christie’s The Mousetrap will be performed in both cities. The extraordinarily rare opportunity to see a world-renowned play should not be missed. This one-time-only occurrence has been bestowed upon the lucky seven cast members of the ‘Studio Be Youth Revolution’ theater troupe. This youth production troupe will make you feel the same fear, joy, betrayal, angst, curiosity, and the same sudden realization of guilt that cannot be found except by a trip across the pond (including airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals and the scalper’s ticket price).

Studio Be Youth Revolution will be performing their limited four-show engagement this Thursday, January 10th, through Saturday, the 12th, at Brixen Ivy, 1242 W. Addison in Wrigleyville. The show times are at 7:30 p.m. nightly with a matinee performance at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Keep in mind that this rarely performed production of The Mousetrap must end with the final performance on Saturday evening.

Tickets are available at the door – $10 for general admission and $5 for anyone with a student ID. Go!

Wanna make an after-theater night of it? Head to Guthrie’s Tavern – just a half-block west of the theater on Addison – and raise a pint to the good time had by all.