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Auditions

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The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie

 

Directed by Rebecca Gomez

Runs: Oct 13–29, 2017

Rehearsals: begin Aug 30

 

Please join our "actors" email list for notification of auditions.

Audition Times

  • Sun, Aug 27, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Mon, Aug 28, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Callbacks (if needed): Tue, Aug 29, 6:00 pm

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Available Roles

With the exception of Mr. Paravicini, all characters must speak with a British accent.

  • Mollie Ralston (20s-30s) - "a pretty young woman with an ingenuous air"; recently opened a guesthouse with her husband Giles
  • Giles Ralston (20s-30s) - "a rather arrogant but attractive young man"; married to Mollie for one year
  • Christopher Wren (20s) - "a rather wild-looking, neurotic young man" with "a confiding, almost childish manner"; a guest at Monkswell Manor
  • Mrs. Boyle (40s-60s) - an "imposing woman in a very bad temper"; a former magistrate and guest at Monkswell Manor
  • Major Metcalf (50s-60s) - "very military in manner and bearing"; a guest at Monkswell Manor
  • Ms. Casewell (20s-30s) - "a young woman of manly type"; a guest at Monkswell Manor
  • Mr. Paravicini (40s-60s) - a mysterious, unexpected guest at Monskwell Manor; speaks with an accent of indeterminate origin
  • Sergeant Trotter (20s-30s) - "a cheerful, commonplace young man with a slight cockney accent"; detective investigating a recent murder

Audition Requirements

  • A current headshot and resume are helpful but not required.
  • A monologue is not required. We will primarily do cold readings from the script.
  • Bring a detailed list of conflicts for September and October.

Synopsis

The longest running play, in the world, ever, has been running continuously since 1952 at St. Martin's Theatre in London. But if you can't make it to London, travel on down to Theatre Knoxville Downtown instead!

Written by the world’s most successful author, Agatha Christie, it’s one of the finest plays ever written.

It follows a group of strangers – one of whom is a murderer – trapped in a boarding house during a snow storm. Is it the newlyweds whose rampant suspicions nearly wreck their marriage, or the spinster with the curious background? Perhaps it is the architect, the retired Army major, or the odd man who claims his car overturned in a snow drift?

The play is also known for its twist ending, which at the end of every performance the audience is asked not to reveal.

"One of the most skillfully written murder mysteries ever produced"
—The New York Times

 

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