Cappies review: ‘The Mousetrap’
“Three blind mice, three blind mice. See how they run, see how they run.” The nursery rhyme takes on a much darker meaning in “The Mousetrap” than good old Mother Goose intended.
People, not mice run for their lives in JSerra Catholic High School’s ode to the classic show.
Since opening in 1952 in London’s West End, Agatha Christie’s mystery thriller has been entertaining audiences for sixty years. With more than 23,000 performances, it is the longest running show of all time.
Despite its longevity, the show has kept its allure of mystery. It keeps its twist ending a secret from all but those who have seen it, by keeping the show out of print. Audience members get to enjoy it for all it is worth when they see it for the first time.
As authentic as the costume and make-up designs are, the true success of a show depends on the actors’ performances and this cast does not disappoint.
The bright-eyed Mollie Ralston (Kallin Zahren) plays her part admirably through her believable sentimentality toward the chaotic Christopher Wren (Ryan Najjar) and her loud cries into the second act.
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