Despite being timelessly cool, Rube Goldberg machines can be a giant pain in the ass. Anyone who's ever played Mouse Trap can attest to this, I'm sureI never got all those damn pieces working together, and once you lost one or two of them the game was about as useless as all the half-deflated, dogshit-covered Pogo Balls that littered my friends' backyards in the late '80s. Agatha Christie'sThe Mousetrap isn't based on the popular children's game, of course, and thank God for that. One can only imagine the rampant stagehand killing sprees that would result from the stress of mounting such a production. Catch the classic non-Goldberg murder mystery 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center, 206 James Collins Blvd. in Duncanville. Tickets are $8 to $10. Call 972-780-5707 or visit dctheatre.org.
March 29-31, 8 p.m.