Thoughts on Characters

 

The Mousetrap is a wonderful mystery

 

written by that queen of suspense Agatha

 

Christie.  Imagine you have spent most of

 

your life savings building up an old manor

 

into a Bed and Breakfast out in the country

 

of jolly old England and that guests are

 

about to arrive in a blizzard.  Then when

 

you least suspect it, someone is murdered,

 

and the list of suspects keep growing until

 

you and your loved one are second guessing

 

each other and wondering if you’re not the

 

killer.  That’s what happens to Molly and

 

Giles when their first day as proprietors of

 

Monkswell Manor goes horribly wrong as

 

guest after guest arrives.  Who is the killer

 

and how could it have been done unfolds in

 

this classic tale by the creator of Hercule

 

Poirot.

 

 

Directors expectations:

 

I am looking for 5 men and 3 women to

 

audition for the parts of:

 

Molly Ralston:  I am looking for a young

 

woman who looks to be in her 20’s to play a

 

young woman with a heart of gold whose

 

dream to run a B&B with her husband goes

 

wrong, however she herself has a secret.

 

 

Giles Ralston:  I am looking for a young

 

man who looks to be in his 20’s to play a

 

young man dedicated to his wife yet has a

 

secret he can't tell her.

 

 

Christopher Wren: I am looking for a

 

young man looking to be in his late 20’s

 

early 30’s to play a man who’s neurotic,

 

eccentric and who’s lineage keeps coming

 

up to haunt him.

 

 

Mrs Boyle:  I am looking for a 40-60

 

something woman to play the part of a

 

stuffy and opinionated grand dame who

 

could hold a key to the mystery.

 

 

Major Metcalf:  I am looking for a 50-60

 

something man to play the part of the old

 

vet who’s good natured demeanor belies his

 

true persona.

 

 

Miss Casewell:  I am looking for a woman

 

who looks to be in her 20’s – 30’s to play a

 

young woman with a masculinity about her

 

who may know more about the mystery than

 

she tells.

 

 

Mr. Paravicini:  I am looking for a man

 

40-60 years old to play the part of the

 

mysterious foreign stranger who shows up

 

out of nowhere.

 

 

Detective Sergeant Trotter: I am looking

 

for a man in his 20-30’s to play the

 

detective who comes to help in solving a

 

murder.

 

 

Note: There unfortunately are no parts

 

for children, or pets.  The descriptors of

 

age are fluid and just because someone

 

is above or below the ages I’m looking

 

for doesn’t mean they may not be up for

 

a particular role.  This particular

 

production will be set in 1952.  I am also

 

looking for anyone who would like to

 

work backstage and as sound and light

 

board crew.