July 12 – Aug 25, 2019

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Austene Van
Mystery / Twin Cities Premiere
Proscenium Stage

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Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time – Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp’s Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient.

ADVISORY: Agatha Christie: Rule of Thumb is appropriate for ages 14 and up. From the most-read mystery writer of all time, this triple bill of whodunnits includes attempted murder, sinister plots, and talks of violence.


Austene Van – Director
Sarah Brandner – Set Designer
Sonya Berlovitz – Costume Designer
Jeff Bailey – Sound Designer
Michael P. Kittel – Lighting Designer
Connor McEvoy – Properties Designer
Keely Wolter – Vocal Coach
Lyndsey R. Harter* – Stage Manager
Samantha Diekman* – Assistant Stage Manager
Dallis Votava – Stage Management Intern

* Member, Actors Equity Association

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 7:30pm  2:00pm

P – Preview
B – 99¢ Bargain Preview
D – Post-show Discussion
O – Opening Night
ASL – American Sign Language
AD – Audio Description
C – Open Captioning

Events and Special Offers

Bargain Preview Night | Tuesday, July 16!
99¢ tickets! First come, first-served. Tickets go on sale at 6:30pm. Limit 4 per person.

Talkbacks | Wednesday, July 17 & Sunday, July 28
Your chance to ask questions of the cast and creative team.

Opening Night | Friday, July 19
Toast the actors after the show with complimentary champagne and food from Apoy. Included with opening night ticket!

Friendly Friday | Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
Gather your besties for a night on the town! 2 standard tickets for $60 (regular $80). Use code 10D.

Mystery Lover’s FAN 4-pack
4 standard regular run tickets for $120! (That’s 4 tickets for the price of 3!) Share the fun! Use code FAN. Offer not valid on Saturdays. Purchase by July 31.

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PARK SQUARE THEATRE CANCELS END OF CURRENT SEASON IN ORDER TO REORGANIZE AND RE-EMERGE. The Revolutionists, produced in partnership with PRIME Productions, will continue as scheduled and is the final production of our 2022-2023 season.