River City Community Players will hold auditions Sunday, July 28 and Monday, July 29 at 7 pm each night for “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie. Auditions (and rehearsals) will be held at Huguenot United Methodist Church, 10661 Duryea Drive in Richmond. Performances are September 13, 14, 15 (matinee), 20, 21, 22 (matinee) at the Lynn Theatre at John Tyler Community College (Midlothian Campus), 800 Charter Colony Pkwy in Midlothian. Director Mike Fletcher seeks to cast the following:
Mollie Ralston, 20s-30s
Giles Ralston, 20s-30s
Christopher Wren, 20s-30s
Mrs. Boyle, 50s+
Major Metcalf, 40s+
Katherine Casewell, 30s-40s
Detective Sergeant Trotter, 20s-30s
Mr. Paravacini, any age
All characters speak with a British accent with the exception of Mr. Parvacini, who is Italian. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Readings will be from the script provided at the audition. No actors paid.
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, 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. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.