Directed by Keegan Westra and Tommy White
Audition Dates: April 2 and 3
Synopsis: Agatha Christie's classic whodunit, set in the middle of a snowstorm.
Back Alley Productions invites you to audition for Agatha Christie's classic whodunit "The Mousetrap."
Performances are June 1,2,8,9 7:30PM
June 3,10 2:30PM
A special family performance will be June 7 at 7:30.
The 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 plans. The murder won't help either.
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.