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REVIEW: Fast-paced ‘Mousetrap’ grips audience in suspenseful thrill

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mollie Ralston (Ahnya Chang) screams upon discovering the lifeless body of Mrs. Boyle (Regina Ewing) during a rehearsal for “The Mousetrap” at Diamond Head Theatre on Jan. 24.

One might wonder what keeps people going to (and producing) versions of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” Diamond Head Theatre is staging it for the third time – first in 1972, second in 1988, and this 2016 version – with performances continuing through Feb. 21. Yet looking at it through a strictly local perspective greatly limits an understanding of its global and enduring nature. Read more

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