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Historic Oxford Schoolhouse Hosts “History of Mystery” - Saturday, September 30

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CONTACT:April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT:History of Mystery Presentation
Presented by April Bishop

DATE:Saturday, September 30, 2017

TIME:10:00 a.m.

LOCATION:The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse in Ironwoods Park
147th and Mission Rd., Leawood, KS


Historic Oxford Schoolhouse Hosts “History of Mystery”

The docents of the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse and the Leawood Historic Commission will host a presentation on Saturday, September 30th beginning at 10:00 am in the historic one-room schoolhouse in Ironwoods Park, located at 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas 66224.

Join us to learn about the history of the mystery genre of fiction from the mid-1800s to today, featuring the best-known mystery writer in history, Agatha Christie. Over the past century, people have been obsessed with the desire to solve a mystery, to find a logical solution to whodunit.

The 1920s and 30s are considered the “Golden Age” of detective fiction but with the ever-expanding platforms for mystery, the advancement of technology introduces new devotees daily. Mystery has gone beyond the pages of a book to radio, movies, television, games and the internet.

The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse presents this program in coordination with the Leawood Stage Company's production of The Mousetrap, which will be presented October 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the Oak Room at Leawood City Hall.

The Mousetrap, Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery is the world's longest running play. The Mousetrap begins when a group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. To discover the murderer, a policeman probes the background of everyone present, threatening to unveil the secrets of each character. Each guest seems to have some connection to the host couple. The investigator suggests that everyone present is not only a suspect but also a next possible victim.

For more information on this free lecture, contact April Bishop at the City of Leawood, 913-663-9157, or Email aprilb@leawood.org.

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