The Mousetrap

Audition date: Aug. 26 - Aug. 27, 2019 at 7 pm
Remark: A heavy snow traps a group of strangers (one of whom is a murders) inside Monkswell Manor. A policeman arrives, but before he can solve “whodunnit,” one of the guests is killed.

The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for The Mousetrap on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. at the Racine Theatre Guild.

ABOUT THE SHOW

A heavy snow has fallen upon Monkswell Manor, trapping a group of strangers inside, one of whom is a murderer. Could it be the married couple, the curious spinster, the architect, the retired Army major, the jurist, or the traveler? A policeman arrives, but before he can solve “whodunnit,” one of the guests is killed. Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

ROLES FOR: (ages 20 and up)

WOMEN

  • Mollie Ralston: Recently married to Giles. Together they have started a guesthouse. She is determined to take the very best care of her guests, she is obviously in over her head
  • Mrs. Boyle: A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes. She is never happy about anything and has no problem making that perfectly clear
  • Miss Casewell: A strange, aloof, woman who speaks off-handedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood

MEN

  • Giles Ralston: Married to Mollie. Though he is excited about their new business venture, he does realize they are amateurs in the hotel business
  • Christopher Wren: A wild-looking, hyperactive, neurotic young man with an appreciation for fine furniture
  • Major Metcalf: Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf. He is a nice gentleman who in many ways keeps to himself
  • Mr. Paravicini: He appears to be foreign and artificially aged with make-up, or is he? A strange man who enjoys being the center of attention and playing jokes on others for his amusement
  • Detective Sergeant Trotter: A policeman who arrives in a snow storm, saying he has come to protect the guests from the murderer. He is meticulous as well as courteous in his investigation

**All actors will work on a British accent as part of the process

Director Michael Clickner will hold auditions in the Racine Theatre Guild lobby. No appointments necessary. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script. Individuals of all levels of experience are invited to audition.

Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office with a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when the script is returned. The show will go into rehearsal in September and will be performed weekends October 18 – November 3.

For more information, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 or boxoffice@racinetheatre.org.

 

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