OPEN AUDITIONS: DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER
Director: Paul Power
Stage Manager: Erin Lauriston
Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2 - 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept 19 from 6 – 10 p.m.
Please email to book your audition time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location for audition will be provided.
Pieces from the play will be provided at your audition
Performance dates are November 17, 18 and 19 at the Empress Theatre.
Please be advised all positions are volunteer opportunities.
Those interested in working as part of the production crew/backstage are also invited to express their interest.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own wife—but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. Can the police detective who brought her to trial now decipher the clues that will save her life? The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever tightening web of danger and deception.
PLAYWRIGHT: FREDERICK KNOTT
Margot Wendice: The charming, naïve, and wealthy wife of Tony, Margot has no idea that Tony knows of her past affair with Max, nor does she suspect that Tony is planning to murder her.
Max Halliday: An American murder mystery writer, Max had an affair with Margot during the time Tony was playing professional tennis tournaments in America. He is still in love with Margot and comes to visit the couple in London.
Tony Wendice: Margot’s husband, Tony is a former professional tennis player who married Margot for her money. He is selfish and arrogant and has an elaborate scheme to murder Margot because of jealousy over a past affair between Margot and Max.
Captain Lesgate: An old schoolmate of Tony’s and a convicted criminal, Lesgate is now being blackmailed by Tony into murdering Margot. He seems willing to do anything for money.
Inspector Hubbard: A British Inspector of Police, Hubbard is a bit eccentric, but thoughtful and thorough.
Thompson: A police officer.
• In keeping with the spirit of our community-based organizational mandate, all acting positions are volunteer commitments.
• We suggest you arrive early to fill out an audition form on which we'll ask for a little information about you and your schedule.
• No preparation is necessary, as we will have readings available from the play, but prepared pieces from the play are always welcome.
• You will have an opportunity at the audition to indicate your preference (if any) for a particular role, or if there is any other capacity in which you would be interested in being involved. We also have room for volunteers in backstage and technical positions.
• Rehearsals will be held on evenings and weekends around the work schedules of the participants, which we will expect everyone to give us a fair idea of at the auditions.
• While all are welcome to audition, please note most opportunities are for those 16 years of age and older.
• All those who audition will be contacted within 7-10 days to notify them as to the outcome of their audition