Monday, June 17, 2013

SUMMIT PLAYHOUSE SETS AUDITIONS FOR 1ST PRODUCTION OF 2013-2014 SEASON

LogoI have seen this play! It is a real hoot.

AUDITION NOTICE

THE GAME’S AFOOT
Edgar Award-Winning Best Mystery
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Belle Wesel

WHEN: 7 PM, Tuesday, June 25, and Saturday, June 29
WHERE:
Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Avenue, Summit

The Summit Playhouse is delighted to announce the first production of its 2013-2014 season, Ken Ludwig’s clever, fast-paced twist on a Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Production opens November 1st, with rehearsals to begin in early September.

The Game’s Afoot is an intriguing comedy thriller that also blends fact and fiction. Its lead character is William Gillette, a real-life star of the American stage during the early 20th century.

Gillette owned a replica of a medieval castle, filled with remarkably forward-thinking gadgets, tricks and mirrors. This is where, in The Game’s Afoot, he invites fellow cast members for a weekend of fun, which takes a sinister turn when one of his guests is stabbed to death. Gillette takes on the persona of Sherlock Holmes to solve the case before the killer strikes again.

Director Belle Wesel of Brooklyn, who recently directed The 39 Steps for the Chatham Community Players’ 2012-2013 season, requests that actors bring resumes and headshots if available.

She is seeking eight actors to fill the major roles(three male and five female). Auditions will start with cold readings, in small groups, from sides provided. To access sides prior to the auditions, please visit www.summitplayhouse.org.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

  • William Gillette / Sherlock Holmes
    Males,30’s to 40’s. Handsome, charming, leading man who can be funny and larger than life when necessary. (Actor with a capital “A”
  • Martha Gillette
    Female,mid-60’s. William’s mother. She is sweet and a bit vague, always has a drink in hand.
  • Felix Geisel / Moriarty
    Male,30’s to 40’s. Funny, sarcastic, arch and flirtatious. Married to Madge.
  • Madge Geisel
    Female, 30’s to 40’s. Pretty, witty and sharp, smart-mouthedgal-about-town Rosalind Russell type.
  • Simon Bright / Count Zorlinzky
    Male,20’s. Cute, full of energy andgood-will. Mad about Aggie.
  • Aggie / Alice
    Female, 20’s. Lovely.Adorable and enthusiastic, bright-eyed and full of spunk.
  • Inspector Goring
    Female 40’s to 60’s. British, eccentric, less overtly theatrical than the others, more clever than she seems.
  • Daria Chase
    Female,30’s to 40’s. Stunning, extremely fashionable, pushy with a quick temper. A “diva”.

The Summit Playhouse has an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition.

Please call or e-mail Joann Scanlon with any questions: 973.457.4121, joannscan@aol.com. For directions or additional information, please visit www.summitplayhouse.org.

About the Summit Playhouse
Since its founding in 1918, the Summit Playhouse has produced over 300 productions, making it one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the United States. The historic institution is devoted to maintaining the practice of theatre arts and encouraging those interested in all aspects of the performing arts and its operations.