Auditions for WCP’s A Murder Is Announced

Waterloo – Waterloo Community Playhouse is casting A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie
Translated for the Stage by Leslie Darbon
Directed by Matthew R. Kerns
Costuming by Guest Artist Carol J. Blanchard
Scenic Designer: Scott Schuster | Production Stage Manager: S.K. Buie

Audition Date: Monday, February 2 at 6 pm
Production Dates: March 20-27

Cast of Characters:
Seven women:
● MISS MARPLE
● LETITIA BLACKLOCK
● JULIA SIMMONS
● DORA BUNNER
● MITZ
● PHILLIPA HAYMES
● MRS. SWETTENHAM

Five men:
● INSPECTOR CRADDOCK
● PATRICK SIMMONS
● EDMUND SWETTENHAM
● SERGEANT MELLORS
● RUDI SCHERZ

Synopsis: 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.

Audition Requirements: Please prepare a one to two minute memorized monologue.

Additional Details: Anyone interested in auditioning should come prepared to the audition at the Walker Building, 224 Commercial Street in Waterloo. WCP/BHCT is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre and neither prior experience nor membership is required to audition. WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Scripts will be available for a week-long perusal with a $10 deposit. Please stop by the WCP/BHCT Walker Building (224 Commercial Street in Waterloo) during normal business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 8am-6pm) to pick up a script.

In addition to actors, production crew volunteers are needed. For more information about backstage roles, please call 319.235.0367 or email volunteer@wcpbhct.org.

Source: WCP Press Release

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