Victoria here, reporting on the recent presentation of this venerable play as the holiday offering of the Milwaukee Repetory Theatre
A CELEBRATION OF THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY
OF AGATHA CHRISTIE’S BIRTH
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, Directed by J.R. Sullivan
The Mousetrap opened in 1952 and is still running, the longest run in London history.
This American production was well done, with the shabby genteel set, the characters with all their secrets, and of course, our unexpected twist at the end.
In the J-S, critic Mike Fischer wrote of one of the characters, “‘Who am I?,’ he asks. ‘You do not know. Where do I come from? You do not know.’ When everyone is acting all of the time, how can we, ever? Forget the occasional creak in Christie’s plot. In this Mousetrap, the thrills and chills are timely and psychological, living as we do in a world where none of us is ever quite what we seem — leaving all of us caught in a trap of our own devising.”
It’s all fun — and as a wish for 2016, you could do no better than to hope for another evening of enjoyment at the hands of the skilled Miss Christie.