Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Susan Henesy and Diane Chevron in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap presented in May 2006  by GRRC

    Photo:   Susan Henesy and Diane Chevron

Directed by Allan O’Grady Cuseo
Presented in May 2006 by GRRC

Set in England in the 40’s, an old manor has been converted to a hotel. Due to a severe snowstorm, the guests find themselves cut off from the outside world. A murder is committed and the characters know that one among them is the killer. It soon becomes apparent that several of the guests are not exactly who they claim to be.

Clues are dropped, as members of the audience, along with the detective, attempt to solve the mystery. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is, after all, the prototype for this kind of play. In turn, we come to suspect each character. Indeed, Christie deliberately sets up the suspicion. It remains the longest running play in the world and has never closed since opening night in London.

- from the director's notes for this production

TANYS Awards

•  Outstanding Accomplishment in Ensemble Acting to the Cast
•  Outstanding Accomplishment in Directing to Allan O'Grady Cuseo
•  Excellence in Set Design to Gabor Helesfai

Cast (in order of appearance)

Mollie Ralston Susan Henesy
Giles Ralston Ben Wilson
Christopher Wren Will Simpson
Mrs Boyle Diane Chevron
Major Metcalf Jonathan Ntheketha
Miss Casewell Jeanne Kehl
Mr Paravicini Michael H. Arve
Detective Sergeant Trotter Martin Wilson


The cast of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap


The cast of GRRC's production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Seated on couch (left to right): Susan Henesy, Ben Wilson, Martin Wilson
Standing behind couch (left to right): Jonathan Ntheketha, Jeanne Kehl, Diane Chevron
On staircase (left to right): Will Simpson, Michael H. Arve