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The Mousetrap-Washington, DC - Casting ID # 1533481
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Washington, DC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-03-17
Audition Date 06-27-17 Submission deadline 06-26-17
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
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. During the policeman’s probing of the background of everyone present, he rattles a lot of skeletons. he rattles

Role # 1 Mollie Ralston
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Proprietor of Monkswell  Manor, wife of Giles, and Trotter's former teacher.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 60

Role # 2 Giles Ralston
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Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife. Giles is jealous of Mr. Wren.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 60

Role # 3 Christopher Wren
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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. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents.  


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 60

Role # 4 Mrs. Boyle
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A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes. She is also a judge that has a connection to a legal judgment in where Trotter and Casewell where involved.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 60

Role # 5 Major Metcalf
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Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf. While this character is onstage often, he has fewer lines than other roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 60

Role # 6 Miss Casewell
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A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood. She is considered a spinster and she is also the sister of Trotter.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 60

Role # 7 Mr. Paravicini
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A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a fake foreign accent and artificially aged with make‐up.  He adds to the guest list and is a strange fellow.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 60

Role # 8 Det. Sgt. Trotter
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The detective role during the play. He arrives in a snow storm and questions the proprietors and guests.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 60