Sunday, July 5, 2009

Announcing auditions: The Mousetrap

Audition dates have been announced for The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, the first production in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2009-2010 Mainstage Season. They will take place Sunday, July 12 and Monday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre on the corners of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Director Susan Kisinger is looking to cast 3 women ages 20-60 and 5 men ages 20-60. All characters except one speak with a British accent. Auditioners should prepare to read from the script; no appointment is necessary.

From the pen of Agatha Christie comes the story of a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, 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. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons. The Mousetrap holds the world record as the longest initial run of a show, with more than 23,000 performances in London’s West End.

The Mousetrap will open Friday, September 4 and will run three consecutive weekends through Sunday, September 20.

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