Zimmerman spring play is murder mystery “The Mousetrap”

Maranda Berndt as Mrs. Boyle has a scene with Laenea Halter (right) as Mollie Ralston during a rehearsal for "The Mousetrap," coming up at Zimmerman High School. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


People are not who they seem to be in the murder mystery “The Mousetrap,” to be presented by Zimmerman High School next weekend.

James Kossilla and Laenea Halter are leads in ZHS’s rendition of the Agatha Christie favorite.

“This suspenseful drama takes place in an English guest house,” explains ZHS director Jon Palashewski. “The people staying there find out that a murderer is among them, and they are in danger of being murdered. But, who is it? Who is the next victim? Why will this person be killed?”

Characters are hiding things from their pasts in this finger-biting story, and the audience will try solve the mystery.

Halter, a junior, and Kossilla, a senior, plays Mollie and Giles Ralston, who receive  house guests played by sophomore Vince Snyder, junior Miranda Berndt, senior Zach Rapf, freshman Marissa Luing and sophomore Ryan Olson, with junior Chet Peterson as Trotter, the detective.

Palashewski is assisted by Amy Cunningham and Sam Jorgenson (student) with Carisa Halter handling costumes, hair and makeup.

Tech crew –  Abbi Copic, Jessie Freeman, Dominic Nalezny, Kyler Preston, Matt Onarheim, Lee Muellenbach, Megan Lewis, Karly Syverson, and Kayla Spelios.

The Mousetrap
At Zimmerman H.S.
Frii., April 27, 7 p.m.
Sat., April 28, 7 p.m.
Sun., April 29, 2 p.m.

Tickets ($6 adults, $4 students) available at ZHS or at the door.