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Theatre Young Harris to Present Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present six performances of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” in Dobbs Theatre of Goolsby Center on the YHC campus. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday-Saturday, April 20-23, at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. A “Pay What You Can” preview is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with YHC ID.

This classic thriller follows a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm—one of whom is a murderer. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until the last, nerve-shredding moment when the killer’s identity and motive are finally revealed in an exciting plot twist. The performance contains minor adult themes and language.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Christie’s birth, and the play was chosen as part of the Theatre Young Harris season to honor her work. It is the longest continuously running play in the world, after 64 years at London’s St. Martin’s Theatre. 

“Audiences will be delighted by the YHC production of this classic British mystery, which is taking our design team to new heights to capture the period feel of the play,” said Chair of the Theatre Department and Assistant Professor of Theatre Anne Towns.

Directed by Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Bart Hansard, the production features senior theatre major Shannon Wade of Fayetteville, Ga., as Molly Ralston, senior theatre major Heath Burnett of Ellijay, Ga., as Mr. Paravicini, junior theatre major Macaulay Vanhoose of Woodstock, Ga., as Giles Ralston, senior theatre major Aaron Smithson of Suwanee, Ga., as Christopher Wren, senior theatre major Taylor Tracy of Blairsville, Ga., as Mrs. Boyle, sophomore theatre major Nick Oberheu of Loganville, Ga., as Major Matcalf, senior communication studies major Leah Cheshier of Bremen, Ga., as Miss Casewell, and sophomore theatre major Tyler Todd of Morrow, Ga., as Detective Sergeant Trotter.

Theatre Young Harris is YHC’s performing arts organization. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to YHC students, faculty and staff as well as the community.

Mainstage Season tickets are available by phone at (706) 379-4307, online at or in person through the YHC Box Office located in the lobby of Goolsby Center. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and is a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit