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AUDITIONS: Agatha Christie’s THE UNEXPECTED GUEST

Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2019
by Agatha Christie

About the Play/Event

Director: Jeff Brown
Run: Nov. 4 — Nov. 6, 2019 , Performs Jan. 10 - Feb. 8, 2020

Synopsis
TITLE: Agatha Christie’s THE UNEXPECTED GUEST

AUTHOR: Agatha Christie

DIRECTOR: Jeff Brown

RUN: January 10th – February 8th, 2020

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events.

This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay. 

AUDITION DATES:

Open Call:

Dates: Monday, Nov. 4th & Tuesday, 5th, 2019

Times: 7pm – 9pm

Location: Long Beach Playhouse  

Callbacks:

Date and Time: Wednesday November 6; 7pm – 10pm, by invitation only.

REHEARSALS:

First Read-Through: Saturday, November 9, 12pm – 3pm

Regular Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 7pm – 10pm.  

Additional rehearsals on Sunday, November 24; Saturday, December 14; Sunday, December 22; and Friday, December 27.  

No rehearsal on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve

Location: Long Beach Playhouse

BEGINNING REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Bring headshot and resume. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

SHORT SYNOPSIS:  

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police suspect a man who died two years previously; a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.  Agatha Christie knocks it out of the park again with a murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

NOTE:  All roles are open to all ethnicities.  

All roles require an upperclass British accent.

Laura Warwick (F – 25-40) an attractive woman married to Richard but having an affair with Julian; compassionate and driven; a noir femme fatale. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Michael Starkwedder (M – 25-40) an active, tough-looking man, he’s a shrewd thinker and smooth talker. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Miss Bennet (F – 30-50) the Warwick’s longtime house manager, grey-haired, sensible, alert, brisk, ex-hospital nurse from the war. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Mrs Warwick (F – 60-70) the commanding, strong, domineering mother of Richard.  (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Angell (M – 30-60) the longtime professional House Nurse/manservant to Richard, he is not above blackmail to get what he wants. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Jan Warwick (M – 18-25) half-brother to Richard. Innocent and fawn-like, he might be a bit slow and excitable. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Inspector Thomas (M/F – 40-65) a back to basics, seasoned person of the law. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Sergeant Cadwallader (M/F – 20-30) a youngish person of the law who would rather be writing poetry than solving crimes. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

Julian Farrar (M – 25-45) a handsome leading man type, he’s running for political office and having an affair with his neighbor, Laura. (All ethnicities. Role requires an upperclass British accent.)

 

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