The City Theatre of Independence is performing a thriller just in time for Halloween.

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” has its debut performance Halloween night and continues Friday and Saturday and again Nov. 8 and 9. All evening performances start at 8 p.m. An additional maitnee performance is scheduled for Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. The play will be held at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center on the corner of Truman and Noland roads in Independence.

From one of the most popular writers of all-time, “The Mousetrap” is a murder mystery set at a boarding house in the middle of a snowstorm where a group of strangers become stranded and a murderer happens to be on the loose. In order to catch the killer, an investigation is conducted that reveals any member of the group can be a suspect given their questionable backgrounds.

It’s classic “whodunnit” formula except with a twist.

Tickets are $12 per person and $11 for senior citizens 60 years or older. No credit card payments.

For the Nov. 2 performance, a dinner theater will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are $26 per person and $16 for season ticket holders. Check availability of tickets.

To purchase tickets, call the reservation line at 816-325-7367 or email

Tickets can also be purchased in person on the night of the performance.