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Synopsis: This comedy
parodies every English mystery play ever written with a decidedly
American flair. When they’re not busy tripping over clues, they
are tripping over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the
climax is a real seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and
almost everyone turns out to be someone else!
January 20th-February 5th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Director Michael A. Muller is seeking the following:
5 Males (Age 20+)
5 Females (Ages 20+)
Character Gender/Age Range Description
Haversham/ F/ 20’s – 60’s Plus: Irritating, obnoxious, young housemaid and ex-convict
with a bad case of the sniffles. Can pull off little black party
Rita Eyelesbarrow/ F/ 20’s - 60's Plus: Prim and proper social secretary for Miss Maple.
Miss Maple/ F/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A well-known society hostess and fanatic of mystery
novels, obviously Miss Marple. Think Miss Marple (Agatha
Father White/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A doddering Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective.
Think Father Brown (G. K. Chesterton).
Chandler Marlowe/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A gruff, hard-boiled, wisecracking, hard-drinking
American detective. Think Philip Marlowe (Raymond Chandler).
Louie Fan/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A goofy but wise Asian-American detective Think Charlie
Chan (Earl Derr Biggers).
Rick Carlyle/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A polished, well-off society type and husband of Laura.
Think Nick Charles (Dashiell Hammett).
Laura Carlyle/ F/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A witty, charming and sophisticated woman and wife of
Rick. Think Nora Charles (Dashiell Hammett).
Peter Flimsey/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: Aristocratic dilettante turned professional detective. A
proper English gentleman, similar in characteristics to Sherlock
Holmes. Think Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers).
Charity Haze/ F/ 20’s - 60's Plus: A dynamic, flamboyant, seductive, and attractive
Special Notes for Auditioners:
*** Readings will
be from the script. ***
**Please dress in
comfortable clothing for improvisational exercises. **
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the Somerset Valley Players.
The theatre is
Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.