by Agatha Christie
This is an open call for a live performance of Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap, the longest running play in history. Rehearsals will be in person so everyone should be vaccinated to audition and participate.
We accept all levels of experience; we are looking to see your strengths and range. This is a non-profit community theater, and these are unpaid roles. Mousetrap is the season opening and long-awaited return to LIVE theater. Bring your best self and have fun!
Open auditions will be held at Valley Center Stage at Sallal Grange:
1060 Stilson Ave SE
North Bend, WA 98045
July 23rd, 5pm – 7pm
July 24th, 11am – 3pm
July 25th, 12pm – 3pm
Callbacks – July 31st (tentative; time TBD)
The directors will arrange appointments if you cannot make these times. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make a request.
Bring a résumé and headshot with you or submit to email@example.com
For the audition, actors can read from the script or present a monologue of their choosing. We are looking to understand their range. We will have each actor present their piece and then may work with them on variations.
Performance schedule (3 weekends with 11 total shows; Sundays are matinée performances):
October 1, 2, and 3rd
October 7, 8, 9, and 10th
October 14, 15, 16, and 17th
Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, August 14th from 11am – 2pm and will start a read-through. Scripts will be available prior to and after casting has been done.
Rehearsals will take place at Sallal Grange on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, generally from 7pm – 9pm. Saturday and Sunday rehearsal times will vary and will generally last for 2-3 hours. Actor availability will be taken into consideration. Other than the read-through and tech week, rehearsals will be done in scene format.
Tech week (Friday, Sept 24th through Thursday, Sept 30th) is mandatory for all cast and crew. Times TBD.
Performance dates are mandatory: Evening shows begin at 7:30 pm with actors’ call time at 6:00 pm. Matinée shows begin at 2:00 pm and the call time is 12:30 pm.
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.
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.
Ms. 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 snowstorm and questions the proprietors and guests.