Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Get Caught Up In It
Actors call for for new production March 6
By Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7
allery 7 Theatre will be holding general auditions for its final production of the 2017/2018 ‘Mysteries of Life’ Theatre Season, The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s administration and rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford. The audition is open to all community performers ages 16 – 75.
Mystery and intrigue surround six strangers stranded at an English boarding house during a snow storm when one among them is murdered. The suspects include the newly married couple running the guest house, a spinster with an obscure background, an architect more suited to be chef, a retired Army major, and an unexpected arrival whose car has overturned in the snow. The job of solving the murder falls to a policeman, who’s investigation rattles nerves and shakes many a skeleton in the closet. Agatha Christie’s most famous and riveting thriller will leave you guessing until the very end!
“What better way to end a season about mystery than with a classic who-dunnit by the master of mystery writers, Agatha Christie?” says Executive/Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “The Mousetrap holds the distinction of being the longest running play in history and will offer performers the fun opportunity to perform an eclectic mix of characters.”
The Mousetrap will be directed by Kate Muchmore Woo, who also directed last season’s production of Enchanted April. Muchmore Woo is a director/actor with credits from around the United States and BC. Directing credits include Twelfth Night and Jane Eyre: The Musical for TWU SAMC Theatre, The Women of Lockerbie (Vancouver Fringe 2016, The Music Man (Theatre in the Country) and Crime & Punishment (Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions). Other favorites include Hairspray, Almost, Maine, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Pericles. Kate holds an MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is Assistant Professor of Theatre at TWU.
The Mousetrap will run May 18 & 19, 23 – 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM with matinees on May 19 & 26 at 2:00 PM at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals will commence the week of March 19th.
To register for the audition, or for more information, please contact Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit their website at www.gallery7theatre.com. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the auditions.
For more information, visit Gallery 7 website here.