The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Location: Cary, NC
Plan to stay approximately one hour. You do not need to attend both nights. Call backs are on Thursday, February 2 (not all roles will require a call back).
A recent photo, either a snap shot or headshot
A completed audition form that is signed by a parent if the actor is under 18
A conflict calendar marking with an X all the dates on which you are not available
Audition Form (avail on CP website)
Audition Conflict Calendar (avail on CP website)
Thursday, February 2 at 7 pm
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary NC
If you are not called back that does not mean you have not been cast. Please check final cast list when posted.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. English accent is preferred but not necessary. Presentation of monologues will be followed by cold readings from the script. During the cold readings, we would like to get a feel for how you attempt the required accents.
Candidates for Christopher may be asked to sing “Three Blind Mice.” Auditioners may be asked to whistle a tune.
All characters use a standard British accent except Paravicini, who should use a noticeable but not caricatured European accent, preferably Italian.
It is advantageous for all the characters except Mrs. Boyle to credibly fit the description: “medium height, indeterminate build.” However, that description is intentionally vague and can be modified to suit the group of actors chosen.
ROLES: (Age ranges in parentheses are playing ages, not actual ages)
MOLLIE RALSTON (20s). “A tall, pretty young woman with an ingenuous air.” Married one year, trying to run a guest house on more bravado than experience.
GILES RALSTON (20s). “A rather arrogant but attractive young man,” Mollie’s husband, who brings more of that arrogance to Mollie’s bravado in their new venture but no more experience.
CHRISTOPHER WREN (20s). “A rather wild-looking neurotic young man. He has a confiding, almost childish manner.” Gay, but not so much so that he can’t incite hetero jealousy. A poseur, lays claim to being an architect. Sings some snatches of nursery rhymes.
MRS. BOYLE (40s). “A large, imposing woman”. A former magistrate, imperious, demanding, self-righteous..
MAJOR METCALF (40s-50s). “A middle-aged imposing man, very military in manner or bearing.” Reticent, capable.
MISS CASEWELL (20s). “A young woman of a manly type,” unconventional and independent.
PARAVICINI (50s-60s). “Foreign and dark and elderly with a rather flamboyant mustache”. Puckish and perverse.
DETECTIVE SERGEANT TROTTER (20s). “A cheerful commonplace young man with a slight cockney accent.” Despite his youth, able to assert himself and take command of a situation.
When: January 30 and 31, 2017
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue Cary, NC
Performance Dates: March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, 2017
See www.CaryPlayers.Org for complete audition information.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Cary, NC
Please submit to: Open call, see above for info by 2017-01-31
This casting notice was posted by: Cary Players