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The Mouse Trap
By Agatha Christie

Directed by JaMario Stills

Performance dates:
September 18 - October 4, 2015

Audition Date:
Tuesday July 14, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Theatre Jacksonville
2032 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
All actors must be prepared to read with a British dialect.

About the Show:
A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when someone is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

Available Roles:
5 Men
3 Women

MOLLIE RALSTON: (mid 20's-30's) Proprietor of Monkswell Manor and wife of Giles. She is very excited. A strong woman with a gentle soul, determined to take the very best care of her guests.

GILES RALSTON: (mid 20s-30's) Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with her. Loves Mollie very much. Fiercely protective of her but prone to jealousy.

CHRISTOPHER WREN: (mid 20's-30's) Wren is a hyperactive young man who behaves in a very peculiar manner. Often very outspoken.

MRS. BOYLE: (50s-60s) A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes. Many things make her unhappy, and she has no problem making that perfectly clear.

MAJOR METCALF: (40s-60s) Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf. He is a nice gentleman who in many ways keeps to himself.

MISS CASEWELL: (20's-40's) A strange and aloof woman. She exudes a sense of mystery and power.

MR. PARAVICINI: (indeterminable age) A man of unknown provenance. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent (Maybe Italian) 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: (mid 20's- 30's) While appearing young, he does take his job quite seriously. A professional and determined young detective from Scotland Yard. He is meticulous as well as courteous in his investigation.

 

People of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for plays and musicals at Theatre Jacksonville.
It is the policy of Theatre Jacksonville that all auditions are open to the public. All interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, are welcome. We are also in need of volunteers to assist in other areas of production, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities and invite all members of the public to participate in these activities as well.

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Theatre Jacksonville programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council,
the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.