Cast List Announced for Spring Play at Bluffton University

Written by on February 28, 2022

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University Theatre will present the play “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie from March 24-27.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. March 24-26, and at 2:30 p.m. on March 27 in Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall.

Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication, will direct the show.

In this classic Agatha Christie whodunit, a blizzard traps seven strangers in Monkswell Manor Guest House. A police detective arrives on skis with dire news – a murderer and potential victims are likely already inside! Come see how Christie’s intrigue, humor and delicious twists have made “The Mousetrap” the world’s longest running play in London.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens, Bluffton University faculty and staff, non-Bluffton University students. Bluffton University students will have free admission.

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The roles and participating students are as follows:

Mollie Ralston- Abigail Bush ’24 of Marion, Ohio

Giles Ralston- Hunter McCafferty ’23 of Bremen, Ohio

Christopher Wren- Adam Shanaman ’22 of Bellevue, Ohio

Mrs. Boyle- Olivia “Lou” Westcott ’23 of Toledo, Ohio

Major Metcalf- Frankie Hamilton ’23 of Ashland, Ohio

Miss Casewell- Andrea Burden ’25 of Quincy, Ohio

Paravinci- Olivia Hattery ’22 of Kenton, Ohio

Det. Sergeant Trotter- Audrey Hazelton ’23 of Ada, Ohio

Stage manager- Taylor Waldeck ’23 of Springfield, Ohio

Set design assistant- Cierra Long ’23 of Urbana, Ohio

Costume assistant- Emily Dienstberger ’25 of Delphos, Ohio

Lighting assistant- Jose Duron Vargas ’23 of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Joan Bauer and Merv Schrock, both from Findlay, Ohio, will be the Costume Designer and the Technical Director, respectively.

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