Thursday, October 7, 2021

SVP Casting Call: The Hollow


Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"




Auditions at SVP

"The Hollow"


Audition Dates

Thursday, October 7, 2021

at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 10, 2021

at 7:00 pm


Callback Date: No Call Backs


An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife, Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor, Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star, Veronica. Also visiting are Edward and Midge, whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grows so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive, but only one of them did the deed.


Performance Dates:

January 21, 2022 – February 6, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm


Director Michael Muller is seeking the following:

6 Adult Males Ages 20's+

6 Adult Females Ages 20's+


Character Gender/Age Range Description


Henrietta Angkatell /F/20’s to 30's: Handsome young woman - Sculptor.


Sir Henry Angkatell/ M/ 50’s to 60's: Distinguished looking (KCB) Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath


Lady Angkatell/ F/ 50’s to 60's: Charming and aristocratic. Completely vague but with a lot of personality.


Midge Harvey/ F/ 20's: Warm-hearted, practical, and very nice. Obviously bad off financially.


Gudgeon/ M/ 40's to 70's: The PERFECT English butler


Edward Angkatell/ M/ 30's to 40's: Pleasant smile and a different manner. A bookish man.


Doris/ F/ 20's to 30's: Slightly half-witted Maid who is afraid of Gudgeon. Great role for new actor!


Gerda Cristow/ F/ late 20's to late 30's: Timid and rather stupid wife of Dr. John Cristow.


John Cristow, MD/ M/ late 30's to early 40's: Dynamic personality but somewhat brusque in manner.


Veronica Craye/ F/ late 30's to early 40's: Very beautiful and knows it. She is a Hollywood movie star. Great role for new actor! (Or may double as Doris)


Inspector Colquhoun/ M/ 20's to 50's: Thoughtful quiet man with charm and a sense of humor. Sympathetic nature.


Det. Sgt. Penny/ M/ 20's to 40's: A notepad-carrying intelligent support for the Inspector.


Special Notes for Auditioners:

  • Readings will be from the script. Please dress in comfortable clothing for improvisational exercises.
  • Rehearsals will start the week of October 25th and are planned two or three times per week.



Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.