OPEN AUDITIONS:Wednesday, June 20 & Thursday, June 21, 7pm

 

Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays runs from November 9 to December 8 (12 shows with 2 matinees November 18 and December 2) on CentreStage Theatre’s Main Stage.

 

Synopsis:

It is Christmas Eve 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members for the weekend at his isolated, Connecticut mansion. But one of the guests is stabbed to death and the festivities in this house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Gillette assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

This play was named the “Best Mystery Play of 2012” by The Mystery Writers of America. The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for The Holidays is a fast-paced, farcical mystery which keeps everyone guessing 'who done it?' right up the very end of the show.

 

Audition dates: Wednesday, June 20 & Thursday, June 21, 7pm

Location: CentreStage Main Theatre

What: If you are interested in one of the following roles, please email Junie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We will read from script. Be prepared to move around on stage.

Director: Junie Hutchinson

Producer: George Henry

 

Note: This is an ensemble play with 8 characters.

 

Three Roles Available:

Simon Bright (lead role): an enthusiastic young man in his twenties who is a character actor in William Gillette’s acting troupe. He is eager to please and to find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming, affectionate, and wonderful couple. Note: Simon is physically active on stage and “plays” ukulele.

 

Aggie Wheeler (lead role): an ingénue in her twenties who is a character actor in William Gillette’s acting troupe. She is bright-eyed and full of spunk, although she does have a dark side. She is also very rich and stylish. She recently married Simon after her first husband died in an accident.

 

Daria Chase: Glamorous Daria is the theatre critic we all love to hate. Biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes. A wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience. The ability to do physical comedy necessary. Character age: 30s-50s.