In this Throwback Thursday feature, we’ll revisit a past show we performed on Strauss Theatre Center’s Main Stage.
In the fall of 2017, Strauss Theatre Center presented the classic Agatha Christie mystery play, The Mousetrap. The show was directed by Brandi Albritton Gilmore, and the cast featured (pictured left to right) Natalie Weaver, Kathy Broadnax, Michael Scott Banks, Michael Tran, Jacob Branson, Taylor Nelson, Colin Galloway, and Kevin Branson. Four of the cast members — Broadnax, Nelson, and the father-and-son Branson duo, won Christopher Awards for their performances in this play. The gorgeous set, designed by Joel Willer, also won a Christopher for best set design.
Fun fact: Did you know The Mousetrap is the longest running play in London’s West End history? It first opened in 1952 and has been running continuously until COVID-19 forced it to close down for the first time in March 2020. Not a bad run!
Did you see Strauss’s performance of The Mousetrap? Have you seen any other performances of this play? What was your favorite part of the play? Sound off in the comments below! (And please, don’t give away the ending!)