Spanish Trail Playhouse holds auditions for "The Mousetrap"

Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM.

Mr Paravicini (m)–A continental gentlemen, probably Italian. Roguish, charming and very mysterious. 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 (m)– A policeman who arrives in a snow storm saying he has come to protect the guests from the murderer. Handsome and caring. He is meticulous as well as courteous in his investigation.

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, and the suspicions that are in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are 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. He no sooner arrives, than Mrs. Boyle is killed. Two down, one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

The Mousetrap, written by Agatha Christie and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., will take the stage March 15 through March 17 and will mark the first production of Season 6. This production is not a musical; no prior acting experience is necessary.

Audition packets for the production are currently available at the Washington County Public Library (1444 Jackson Ave-Chipley).

To inquire about a certain role or any other question pertaining to the production of The Mousetrap, please email Director Rosalyn Scott at You may also contact the Spanish Trail Playhouse at or visit for more information.

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