Pushing the Limits Productions Auditions for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Pushing the Limits Productions is pleased to announce auditions for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap opened in London’s West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. The longest running West End show, it has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. The play is known for its twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the murder mystery.

AUDITION INFO:Auditions will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:30 PM in the HOLDEN ROOM of the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls on February 21, 2018. Please come prepared to cold read from the script. PLEASE CONTACT THE DIRECTOR AT KAYTONEY@YAHOO.COM BY 2/20 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION BUT CAN NOT ATTEND THIS DATE.Rehearsals will be approximately two nights per week in Glens Falls, until the week before the show. Performances will be the last week/weekend of April.Since it is a short rehearsal period actors will be asked to come to rehearsals prepared and ready to work.

This is will be a dinner theater production as a benefit for the Lions Club, held at Sweet Basil restaurant. There is a possibility for standalone performances to be added that week or a week later.

***ACTORS WILL BE COMPENSATED WITH DINNER EACH NIGHT OF THE DINNER PERFORMANCE AS WELL AS A MODEST STIPEND.***

CHARACTERS:

Mollie Ralston – Proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and wife of Giles.

Giles Ralston – Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife.

Christopher Wren – The first guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. He admits he is running away from something, but refuses to say what. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents.

Mrs Boyle – A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes.

Major Metcalf – Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf.

Miss Casewell – A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood.

Mr Paravicini – A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and artificially aged with make-up.

Detective Sergeant Trotter – The detective role during the play. He arrives in a snow storm and questions the proprietors and guests.(one or more roles may be gender swapped and/or gender neutral)

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