By Agatha Christie
||Sunday June 9th at 7:00pm|
Monday June 10th at 7:00pm
August 9th - August 25th 2013
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00 PM and Sundays @ 3:00 PM|
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
|Casting: Roles available for 5 men and 3 women, character ages 21 – 65+ |
|Location:||The Cassidy Theatre, Room A (downstairs) 6200 Pearl Road, Parma Hts, OH 44130 |
|Mollie Ralston – Proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and wife of Giles. (Age 21-27)|
|Giles Ralston – Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife. (Age 23-29)|
|Christopher Wren – A hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. (Age 23-29)|
|Mrs Boyle – A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes. (Age 45-65)|
|Major Metcalf – Retired from the army, the strong silent type. (Age 50-70)|
|Miss Casewell – A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks offhandedly. (Age 25-30)|
|Mr. Paravicini – A man of unknown provenance. (Age 50-70)|
|Detective Sergeant Trotter – A policeman (Age 23-29)|
News on the radio at Monkswell Manor relates a murder that has recently taken place. Mollie and Giles Ralston, the young, newly-married owners of the once-regal estate which they recently converted into a guest house, hardly notice the news. They are far too busy preparing for the arriving of their first guests—and concerned that the blizzard raging outside may hamper their arrival.
The guests arrive and Mollie announces that a phone call from the police has informing her that an officer is being sent to the manor, in spite of the weather. She was given no indication as to why the officer is coming. Several of the guests are obviously unnerved by the announcement. It becomes apparent that the Ralstons really don’t know much about their guests. Gradually, everyone is becoming a bit suspicious of everyone else.
Sergeant Trotter assembles everyone for questioning. Each accounts for his or her whereabouts, but none satisfactorily. Soon, everyone becomes suspicious of everyone else. Everyone realizes a murderer is among them .Who is the next victim? Will the murderer be unmasked in time to stop more deaths? The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing about these answers and many more for over five decades in this classic who-done-it by the master of British murder mysteries.