The Mousetrap, written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Sandra Barkerding
August 15th and 16th at 7 PM
October 7th - October 23nd, 2022
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
A timeless tale of “whodunit,” Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap strands seven strangers at Monkswell Manor during a blizzard. But a police sergeant unexpectedly arrives, worried that a murderer-at-large is among the guests of the Manor. Before he can investigate, one of the guests is killed, starting an investigation into the lives and histories of everyone there. One of them is the killer, and another one of them may be next. Will the police be able to solve the case before another “mouse” falls?
Roles: 3f, 5m
Mollie Ralston, a pretty woman in her late twenties. Having inherited Monkswell Manor from her aunt, she has decided to turn it into a guest house rather than sell it.
Giles Ralston is arrogant, attractive, and in his twenties. He has been married for one year to Mollie. Their courtship lasted only three weeks.
Christopher Wren is a wild-looking neurotic young man; his hair is untidy and long. Wren is also quick to confide and child-like. He also has a knowledge of and appreciation for fine furniture. Wren is friendly and likes to cook. But he is also nosy and prone to gossip, reflecting his interest in people.
Mrs. Boyle is an imposing woman in a bad temper; she complains about everything. She is disapproving of every effort that Mollie and Giles produce to make her comfortable. She surveys everything with displeasure and looks at her surroundings disapprovingly.
Leslie Casewell, a twenty-four-year-old who looks older. Has a masculine appearance, bearing, and voice.
Detective Sergeant Trotter is a cheerful, common-place young man who arrives at the guest house on skis. He has a slight cockney accent.
Major Metcalf is middle-aged, square-shouldered, military in manner and bearing. He is friendly and very polite.
Mr. Paravicini, a taller version of Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot; he is dark, elderly, foreign, and mustached.