Sunday July 21, 2013 / 2:00pmThe Mousetrap
How was your experience?
The venue isn't bad, except that the carpeting of the entrance lobby should be vacuumed prior to the show. The Actor's Cafe is a tiny theater with some tiered comfortable seating, and some banquet chairs. Since it is General Admission, arrive early for best seats. We did. Seating is crammed in, making for small rows which makes it difficult to navigate - not for us, we are nimble, but there were many older people who had a problem - one 92 year old lady fell, ambulance had to be called, the 'house' seemed clueless how to handle the situation, the audience members took over and called for help. Usher tried to move people who had arrived early, for late comers - Early birds refused, rightly so since they had good seats. So ushering clueless. The acting was generally quite good for amateur theater...with the exception of one actor given to emoting and cackling thinking himself in full character portrayal...not so. In another area of the theater, their was a rehearsal which now and then ' bled through' acoustically. Had we paid full price, I think I would not have felt that the price/quality equation would have been met, but with the Goldstar discount, we were content to watch Mousetrap, even in less than ideal surroundings.