Cast List Announced for Spring Play at Bluffton University

Posted 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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