Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

The Mousetrap

Speaking of community theatre, I succumbed to the urge to tread the boards again when the West Allis Players announced auditions for their production of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap". I was interested because I actually directed a local company version of this show in Lancaster, Wisconsin in 1981. At my present age, the available roles were Major Metcalf, the retired soldier, and Mr. Paravicini, the sinister foreigner. Of course, I wanted Paravicini, and got cast as Metcalf. Oh, well, I'm having fun anyway and the rest of the cast is good to work with. The show goes on April 16, 17, 23, and 24. Interestingly, I'm finding a lot more in the show now than I did those years ago, even though I was the director. I suppose that says something about my greater experience and discernment.
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