Directed by Larry Fuller, the 7 PM free reading features Tony Award winner Carole Shelley ( The Elephant Man), Jill Paice ( Curtains), Greg Jackson, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka ( A Little Night Music), Clodagh Bowyer, Merwyn Goldsmith and Paxton Whitehead.
Here's how Noël and Company describes The Mousetrap: "For Mollie and Giles (a seemingly unassuming young couple) it seems challenge enough to open a grand Bed and Breakfast in the middle of nowhere. However, add to the mix the blizzard of the century, violent murder, a half a dozen guests (any one of whom could be an inmate at Bedlam) and you have what has become the worlds' longest-running play. A hilarious, taut and brilliantly constructed whodunit that will keep you guessing right up to the last gasp! So please - stay the night at Monkswell Manor…and rest in peace!"
Prior to the 7 PM reading, jazz pianist and singer Ronny Whyte kicks off the evening with a 20-minute set of Noël Coward standards at 6:30 PM; Filip Pogady is featured throughout the evening on violin.
The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South. For more information and to make a reservation, call (646) 469-6402 or visit NoelandCompany.org.