OUR FALL PRODUCTION

Mousetrap-Poster,-Revised-2

  • Auditions will be held Monday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 PM
  • Cold reading from available scripts.
  • Carysbrook Performing Arts Center, 8880 James Madison Hwy., Fork Union, VA 23055
  • Experienced Stage Manager also needed.
  • If you are interested and cannot make it on those days, please call Beth Sherk at 434-842-3090 or email her at info@persimmontreeplayers.org.

Plot:  The story is about a young couple, Mollie and Giles Ralston, who have started up a new hotel in the converted Monkswell Manor. They are snowed in together with four guests and an additional traveller, who ran his car into a snowdrift. Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives on skis to inform the group that he believes a murderer is on his way to the hotel, following the death of Miss Maureen Lyon in London. When one of the guests – Mrs Boyle – is killed, they realize that the murderer is already there. The suspicion falls first on Christopher Wren, an erratic young man who fits the description of the supposed murderer. However, it quickly transpires that the killer could be any one of the guests, or even the hosts themselves.

Characters (5 Men, 3 Women):

  • 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.

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