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Call for auditions for "Trap for a Lonely Man" - 1st date

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 19:00
St Ursula's Church, Jubiläumsplatz 2, Bern

Call for auditions for "Trap for a Lonely Man", by Robert Thomas, directed by Myriam Schleiss

Set in an isolated chalet in the French alps, “Trap for a Lonely Man” is a gripping psychological thriller about a man who has apparently lost his wife and is rapidly losing his mind. When his wife suddenly reappears, he is outraged to discover that she is not who she claims to be. It becomes increasingly apparent to Daniel Corban that he is facing some sort of conspiracy, as various witnesses declare that the mysterious woman is indeed his wife. But who is telling the truth and to what lengths can a person go to distort the facts? As the story advances, the tension and the mystery rise sharply and are sustained to the final moments.

The play-script is available in the Members’ Area of the Upstage website. If you have no access, please contact to receive it by email.

The play will run for 6 performances at the Theater am Käfigturm:
- Weekend of June 4-5: move-in to the theatre, technical and dress rehearsals
- Thursday, June 9: final dress rehearsal
- Performances on Fr. – Sun., June 10 - 12 and Thu. – Sat., June 16 – 18

Rehearsals will be scheduled twice a week in the evenings, starting in March.

If you are interested in auditioning, please send an email to the director at – she will tell you what to prepare for the audition – and come to at least one of the following audition dates

· Thursday, February 24 at 19:00 at St. Ursula's Church, Jubiläumplatz 2, Bern
· Saturday, February 26 at 14:00 at St. Ursula's Church, Jubiläumplatz 2, Bern

We encourage you to try out for a part!

Backstage crew: If you are interested in helping out backstage, come along to the auditions to meet the director and potential cast and/or send an email to to indicate your interest. We are looking for help with production management, rehearsals (directing assistants), set, lights, costumes, props, stage management, graphic design and promotion


• Daniel Corban (30-50) His wife has disappeared and when she comes back he doesn’t recognize her. Strangely, all the witnesses around him seem to concur that she is indeed Elisabeth Corban. Is he losing his mind? Or is he the victim of a conspiracy?
• The inspector (age and gender irrelevant) The chief inspector of Chamonix is helping Daniel Corban to find his wife. But will he be able to prove the identity of the mysterious woman claiming to be Madame Corban?
• The priest (age irrelevant) Father Maximin is the new priest in the village. He wants to help Daniel Corban by bringing him his wife back. Unfortunately, it seems that the mysterious woman he brought back might not really be his wife.
• The woman (30-40s) The mysterious woman pretends to be Elisabeth Corban and seems to know everything about Daniel Corban… But is she really his wife? Why doesn’t he recognize her?
• The tramp (age irrelevant) Merluche doesn’t like it when people call him a tramp. He is really an artist. More importantly, he was one of the witnesses at Daniel Corban’s wedding. Will he recognize Elisabeth Corban?
• The nurse (age irrelevant) Yvonne Berton is a nurse in Chamonix. A few days ago, she came to the chalet to treat Madame Corban when she was ill. Will she recognize the mysterious woman?