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AUDITION NOTICE


A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED


A murder mystery by Agatha Christie

Adapted by Leslie Darbon

Director: Kayt Roth

Production Manager: Doreen Carlson


Audition Dates

Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 5 pm

Monday, August 17 from 7 to 10 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, August 20 from 7 to 10 pm

Audition Venue

West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver
(enter parking lot side door)
(Room TBA)

Description of Play

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

Cast requirements

Letitia Blacklock (female) 50+, elegant, commanding
Julia Simmons (female) Julia's niece, 25-30, pretty, opinionated
Dora Bunner (female) Letitia's best friend, 50+, absent-minded, honest
Patrick Simmons (male) Julia's brother, 26-30, college student, bit of a playboy
Mitzi (female) The cook, 25-30ish, a Soviet refugee (Hungarian or Mid-European), darker complexion
Miss Marple (female) 60+, Agatha Christie's famous sleuth, kind, smart
Phillipa Haymes (female) 26-30, classy with a serious nature
Clara Swettenham (female) 50+, the village busybody
Edmund Swettenham (male) Clara's son, 25-35, foreign looking but very English
Rudi Scherz (male) Swiss, 20-50, criminal
Inspector Craddock (male) 50ish, police inspector
Sergeant Mellors (open) 25-45, assistant to Inspector Craddock

Production Dates

Opening Saturday, October 31 and running
November 4-7 and November 11-14, 2015 at 8 pm
(Preview Friday, October 30)
Matinées: Saturday, November 7 and Saturday, November 14 at 2 pm

in The Studio Theatre at the Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver

NOTES:

  • Cold read from the script
  • Please bring résumés and headshots
  • Successful auditionee will be required to join Theatre West Van at a cost of $10 at the first rehearsal
  • This is a non-Equity production
  • Rehearsals will be held on Sundays (2-5 pm), Tuesdays (7-10 pm) and Thursdays (7-10 pm) starting late August
  • English accents preferred for all characters except Mitzi (Hungarian, Russian, etc.) and Rudi (Swiss)
  • Walk-ups on either Sunday, August 16 or Monday, August 17 are welcome

For further information, contact Doreen Carlson at 604-988-1078 or drnvaughan@gmail.com

 

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