by Tim Kelly
Directed by Gena Graham and Joe Barr
AUDITION DATES: November 11 and November 12
AUDITION TIMES: 7pm to 9pm
ADDITIONAL INFO: Auditions will be held Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 from 7 – 9 p.m. at The Blue House Gallery, 102 S. Allen Drive, Allen, TX ; callbacks Wednesday, November 14, if needed. Read through will be on Saturday, November 17, 2019, 10:00am at Allen’s Community Theater located at 1210 East Main Street, #300, Allen, Texas. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, December 2nd. Actors will be asked to be very familiar with the script or very close to “off-book” by December 2nd. Rehearsals will typically be Sunday through Thursday from 630pm to 930pm. There will be break for the holidays between December 21, 2018 and January 7, 2019. No conflicts accepted for tech week beginning on Sunday, January 20th through the end of the production run, February 10, 2019.
This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents. Then a real murder takes place, and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers an immense reward to the "detective" who can bring the killer to justice.
Roles available for casting 5 females and 5 males.
HAVERSHAM - a young housemaid, an ex-convict.
RITA - a social secretary.
MISS MAPLE - a well-known society hostess.
FATHER WHITE - a mystery writer.
CHANDLER MARLOWE - another mystery writer.
LOUIE FAN - another mystery writer.
RICK - another mystery writer.
LAURA - another mystery writer.
PETER FLIMSEY - another mystery writer.
CHARITY - another mystery writer.
MABEL DUPRE - an adventuress.
PHARAOH LINK - a San Francisco police detective.
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Actor 1 – KENNETH FULENWIDER – Jacob Marley, sour, angry old pill
Actor 2 – DEBBIE FU – Bogle, a small demon
Actor 3 – MARTIN MUSSEY – Scrooge, as bad as they say
Actor 4 – LAURA JENNINGS – Record Keeper, old Rumpole type and a lot more, too
Congratulations to the cast and thanks to all who auditioned!
MARTHA BREWSTER - Johnna Leigh
ABBY BREWSTER - Mary Tiner
TEDDY BREWSTER - Doug Smetzer
MORTIMER BREWSTER - Eddy Herring
ELAINE HARPER - Laura Merchant
HARPER/WITHERSPOON - Eileen Ross
OFFICER KLEIN - Mark Inman
OFFICER O'HARA - Jonathan Osborne
OFFICER BROPHY - Chris Wooley
LIEUTENANT ROONEY/MR. GIBBS - Russell Sims
JONATHAN BREWSTER - Chris Berthelot
DR. EINSTEIN -Audi Preston