Auditions

and then there were none-POSTER

directed by Donna McLaughlin Wyant

The Play: A superlative mystery, non-stop suspense, fast-paced and classic Agatha. Statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel in a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death – until there were none. Eight guests, who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess, are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead – poisoned. One down and nine to go. The excitement begins and never lets down until the very last minute.

Production dates April 10 – 26 with a preview April 9. “And Then There Were None” is a 90-minute full length play in three acts, highly stylized and elegant 1939. It’s a splendid opportunity for actors to perform in perhaps the best known and most popular of all the Agatha Christie stories.

OPEN CASTING CALL
February 16 & 17 @ 7:00 PM
at Westport Community Theatre

SIDES PROVIDED – WE WILL READ FROM THE SCRIPT

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

THOMAS ROGERS (40s – 60s): the butler and caretaker of the house on Indian Island, along with his wife, he withheld an important medication from a former employer, which resulted in the employers death; he is a competent manservant – yet shifty and dishonest

MRS. ROGERS (30s – 50s): the house servant and the wife of the butler, Mr. Rogers, she is accused by the gramophone recording of taking part in the killing of her former employer; she is a worried, frightened, and guilt-ridden woman

FRED NARRACOTT (any age): the captain of the boat that ferries all the guests over to Indian Island; weather-worn, gruff, he brings supplies and guests from the mainland to the island

VERA CLAYTHORNE (20s – 40): a former nursemaid who came to the island under the pretense of becoming Mrs. U.N. Owen’s secretary, she caused the drowning death of a young child which resulted in losing the love of her life; she is self-assured, troubled by guilt

PHILIP LOMBARD (30s – 40s): a soldier of fortune who is responsible for the deaths of an entire Native African tribe, he is adventurous, inappropriately witty, handsome

ANTHONY MARSTON (20s – 30s): a young, rich and handsome playboy, a dangerous driver, accused of killing a young couple with his car; he is rich, spoiled, lacking common sense

WILLIAM BLORE (45-60): a former detective with Scotland Yard who committed perjury that resulted in locking up an innocent man; he is loud, pretentious, observant

GENERAL MACKENZIE (50s+): a retired World War I General who is accused of sending a man, with whom his wife is having an affair, into battle so that he will be killed; he is soldierly, overtly guilt-ridden, almost welcoming death

EMILY BRENT (30s – 50s): a religious fundamentalist who believes she is morally superior to everyone else on the island; she is accused of killing a young girl by causing her to commit suicide after being kicked out of her house; rigid and self-righteous

SIR LAWRENCE WARGRAVE (50s – 60s+): an older judge who is accused of having murdered Edward Seton, a man over whose trial he presided; he is authoritative, hard and a trifle mysterious

DR. EDWARD ARMSTRONG (40s – 60s): a surgeon who is accused of having killed a patient after performing an operation on her while intoxicated; serious, fastidious, ex-alcoholic, slowly going to pieces

For more information, call the Box Office 203-226-1983.

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