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…and that is not good news for the mouse.
Great news for us, though. We had a very solid Sunday night opening of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.
Our Preview audiences taught us a great deal about this show. They are watching us very closely for clues, so our actions have to be specific and precise. It is a challenging exercise.
My role is that of an Italian stranger that arrives unexpectedly at an English guest house. He is a bit of comic relief, and I have to work to make sure he doesn’t become a cartoon. It would be easy to go there.
This is a play that didn’t read particularly well, but it really jumps to life on stage. It may be a whodunnit, but the characters and their relationships are what really make this play sing.