A classic Agatha Christie à Chicoutimi

Un classique d’Agatha Christie à Chicoutimi

Nicknamed the Queen of crime, Agatha Christie, as his work, no longer has need of presentation. When one of his pieces can be found on the boards, one would be crazy to pass. This is in full what the public saguenéen will have the right on January 12, with the passage of the play The Mousetrap, at the Théâtre National Bank of Chicoutimi.

One of the centerpieces of the author british, The Mousetrap, written in 1952, brings to the stage the London of the 50’s. Two of the eight characters in the play, Mollie and Giles Ralston, transformed the manor house Monkswell in the hostel. On the day of the opening, they are locked in by a snowstorm with their six residents. And then, suddenly, one of the clients is murdered. Result is a maze of intrigue strung as only he knows how to do the great Agatha. As in all of his work, the purpose – virtually impossible to achieve – is to find the identity of the killer before the end.

The quebec version, directed by Michèle Deslauriers and translated by René-Daniel Dubois, is played from 2016 and will make a stop in Chicoutimi next Saturday, with a host of comedians to renowned, including John The Italian (Mr. Paravicini), Richard Robitaille (Giles Ralston), Sonia Vigneault (Mollie Ralston) and Louise Deschâtelets, which embodies the detestable Mrs. Boyle.

The actress, absent from the small screen since the end of Virginia and known for his chronicles of the heart in a montreal daily, appreciates this aspect against the nature of his character on stage. “My character is very unpleasant, very punché. In addition, to work in a room that we are playing much for the youth, it has been a very pleasant experience. The more they hate my character, the better it is, ” says Louise Deschâtelets, in favor of a telephone interview with The Progress.

Un classique d’Agatha Christie à Chicoutimi

Louise Deschatelets embodies the despicable Mrs. Boyle in this classic from the Queen of Crime.

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“Ms. Boyle, she is a woman in the sixties who comes to spend a vacation in this hostel where it is going to be a murder. It is found to be involved in a catastrophic situation, stuck with people who do not know. In the beginning, things advance very slowly, but all of it is mixed at Christie’s. It inserts elements of british life of the time, and you can’t even guess at the start, which has killed and who is guilty, ” says the actress, 73 years old, that has been seen lately at the theatre in the plays Coco Chatel, This is my life, Le dîner de cons and The learned women.

In addition to the character played by Louise Deschâtelets, the piece, produced by the productions of The human Comedy also portrays the hyperactive Christopher Wren (Marc-François Blondin), the mysterious Major Metcalf (Marcel Girard), sergeant Trotter (Guillaume Champoux) and the odd miss Casewell (Stéphanie Crête-Blais).

Short Version

Under the direction of Michèle Deslauriers, the shortened version of the original play by Christie and presented more than 120 times across the province of Quebec still manages to capture all the essence of the work.

“[Michèle Deslauriers] is a stage director rather extraordinary. It is a piece shortened from the version of 1950, but she managed with all that it has cut us to play the full thanks to its excellent staging, ” notes Ms. Deschatelets.

Un classique d’Agatha Christie à Chicoutimi

Louise Deschatelets embodies the despicable Mrs. Boyle in this classic from the Queen of Crime.

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The play The Mousetrap is presented on Saturday, January 12, at the Théâtre National Bank, 20 h. tickets are on sale on the website of Diffusion Saguenay cost $41.25.

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