Extended! (Final performances this Sunday!)

Culture, Effluvia, Fun

Kill A Better Mousetrap, a one-act play recently featured at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, has been extended as part of the "Best of Fringe"!

Additional performances will occur on Sunday, 28 July, at 1pm and again at 5:30pm.

Miles Edward Merbinau has somehow inherited the film rights to the world’s longest running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Unfortunately, due to a legal technicality, he can’t do anything with them until the original London production of the play (now in its 60th year!) closes… which hardly seems imminent. Several “peaceable” efforts to shut down The Mousetrap having backfired on him, Merbinau is now determined to borrow a leaf from Dame Agatha’s own works… murder!

The people have raved, of course, but the author and lead actor, Scott Ratner, felt that some celebrity endorsements would also be fitting. Having failed to secure them, he had to roll his own:

Tickets here

(Edit: bumped for great justice!)

Last 5 posts by David



  1. Mark - Lord of the Albino Squirrels  •  Jul 20, 2013 @8:17 pm

    First opera, then poetry, now theatre at Popehat. I like it.

  2. Kairho  •  Jul 21, 2013 @7:05 am

    Soon … puppets!

  3. EdT.  •  Jul 21, 2013 @8:36 am

    I saw The Mousetrap in London during the mid-1960s, and I for one hope his attempts to kill it fail.


  4. Ryan Voots  •  Jul 21, 2013 @11:04 am

    If you can't wait for the puppets I suggest looking up glove and boots. In fact I'd love to see them go over a case with ken!

  5. Fasolt  •  Jul 21, 2013 @11:06 am

    But there will NEVER be ponies.

  6. SharonA  •  Jul 25, 2013 @11:00 pm

    I wish I were local to see it. It sounds like a fun show.

    Thanks for the pointer.

  7. David  •  Aug 7, 2013 @9:54 pm