‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6.30 pm.’
So appears the invitation in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette. How exciting! The villagers expect a game. A crowd gathers. The murderer is chosen. The victim falls. Then the lights go out… It’s suddenly no longer a game when a body is discovered. How could this happen? Where did the game go wrong? Fortunately Miss Marple is on hand – the greatest player of them all!
Auditions Monday, August 19 for A Murder Is Announced, 7 p.m. at Northside Performing Arts Center, 21518 Blanco Rd, Ste 101,. San Antonio, TX 78260 - click for map. We are seeking performers age 18 or older for this volunteer production .
HOW TO PREPARE: Please bring a current headshot and resume. Actors will be asked to perform cold reading selections from the script. An English accent is a plus, but not necessary.
REHEARSALS: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, beginning Wednesday, September 4. Additional rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10.
PERFORMANCES: October 11-26. Performances each Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm.
Julia Simmons: mid-twenties
Phillipa Haymes: widower, has a child, tall, elegant, mid twenties, serious
Dora Bunner: older than Mrs. Blacklock, forgetful
Patrick Simmons: Julia’s brother, late twenties
Mitzi: any age, explosive, paranoid, Hungarian accent
Jane Marple: elderly, independent, self-sufficient, curious, witty, warm hearted, eccentric
Mlrs. Sewettenham: mid-fifties
Edmund Swettenham: mid-twenties, dark, foreign looking, short tempered, possessive, militant
Rudi Scherz: European
Inspector Craddock: 50+
Sergeant Mellors: junior in age to Craddock.