WESTPORT COMMUNITY THEATRE
Announces AUDITIONS for
A Thriller by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Alexander Kulcsar
Auditions will be held on:
Monday, September 27 & Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00 PM
Westport Community Theatre
Westport Town Hall – 110 Myrtle Avenue,
Westport, CT 06880
Written in the 1930s, “Angel Street” (originally titled “Gaslight”), is set in Victorian London with all the trappings of a 19th Century melodrama. Young wealthy Mrs. Manningham thinks she is losing her mind until a police detective appears and informs her that her new husband is actually a murderer who is trying to drive her insane so he can take over her estate. Note from the director: The director is looking for skillful actors that can play these melodramatic roles with complete truthfulness and conviction. Please note that the play was made into a classic movie, “Gaslight,” starring Ingrid Bergman in 1944, which is also widely available.
Performances Dates are November 26 – December 12 at 8:oo PM
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Familiarity with the play is suggested.
All characters require English Accents.
MR. MANNINGHAM: Tall, handsome, charismatic gentleman in his forties. Suave, intelligent, ruthless. Literally a lady-killer.
MRS. MANNINGHAM: Attractive gentlewoman in her 30s who has been emotionally and psychologically worn down by her husband’s domineering behavior. A sane woman driven to the breaking point, she vacillates at times from childlike timidity to homicidal madness.
DETECTIVE ROUGH: (late 40s to 50s) Supremely confidant, cheerful manner. A somewhat quirky gentleman police-detective who lets nothing get in his way.
ELIZABETH: Servant woman (40s). Salt of the earth, reliable. Loyal to Mrs. Manningham, mistress of the house. Cockney accent.
NANCY: Servant girl of 19. Pretty, flirtatious, unprincipled. A temptress who has her eye on the master of the house. Cockney accent.
TWO UNIFORMED POLICEMEN: Two big guys who look good in Bobby outfits. Roles with no lines, they wrestle and restrain the physically imposing Mr. Manningham.
Scripts will be available at the theatre by request. For further information please call the Westport Community Theatre at (203) 226-1983 or contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org For directions please visit www.westportcommunitytheatre.com