Season 45: Mousetrap Audition Announcement

Season 45, Fall Show - Audition Announcement - The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap Script

MOUSETRAP PLOT

The longest running play in history, Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap begins on a dark and snowy evening. Four guest arrive for the grand opening of Monkswell Manor, seen to by Mollie and Giles Ralston. Mollie hears a news update over the radio describing a murder and a brief description of the suspect who is wanted by police. Christopher Wren is the first to arrive. He is a quirky young man with his direct, unashamed, unapologetic behavior and less than pristine appearance. Next to arrive is Mrs. Boyle. She is an older, imposing woman with a bad attitude and clearly set in her ways. When things are not done to her approval, she makes no attempt to hide her disdain. Major Metcalf, a retired Army Major, is Mrs. Boyle’s fellow cab passenger. He is followed by Miss Casewell. A final, and unexpected, guest arrives: the mysterious. Mr Paravicini. The following afternoon, as the snow grows heavier, the guests speak to one another as they come and go from the drawing room. All of them have secrets to hide. When they find themselves snowed in with a deranged killer on the loose, relief comes in the form of Police Sergeant Trotter. But can the murderer be revealed before the snow melts?

Audition Process

Come with a one minute monologue and be prepared for a cold reading from the script. You can fill your audition packet out prior to (on our website) or at the audition. If needed, callbacks will be held and those needed will be notified. We understand timing is everything and though it is more so in your favor to come in person to audition, if you have conflicts with the audition dates we will accept video submissions. If this is the case, please send that to: sandship63{at}gmail.com

CHARACTER LIST – MOUSETRAP

Mollie Ralston:(to play late 20s/early 30s) the wife of Giles Ralston, Mollie is the young owner of Monkswell Manor, a Victorian era estate that has recently been converted into a guest house.

Giles Ralston:(to play early 30s) Mollie’s husband of one year, he may appear arrogant, but he’s really just overprotective of his new wife. Giles is the co-host of Monkswell Manor.

Christopher Wren:(to play late teens/early 20s) A flighty, obviously neurotic young man, both quirky and vulnerable. A guest at Monkswell Manor.

Mrs. Boyle:(to play 50-85) Stern and generally unpleasant, grumpy. If there’s a kind bone in her body, she hides it well. A guest at Monkswell Manor.

Major Metcalf: (to play 45-70) A typical retired British military officer, Major Metcalf is a guest at Monkswell Manor.

Miss Casewell: (to play mid to late 20s) A bit masculine in her demeanor, Miss Casewell, another guest at Monkswell Manor, remains mysteriously aloof from the other guests.

Mr. Paravicini: (to play 45-70) An unexpected guest at Monkswell Manor, a man of unknown origin and age, he is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

Detective Sergeant Trotter: (to play mid 20s) A late arriving guest at Monkswell Manor, Detective Trotter is trying to establish a relationship between any of the guests and a murder already committed at another location.

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