Gaslight Theater announces auditions

HALLOWELL — The Gaslight Theater announces auditions for “A Murder is Announced” by Agatha Christie, adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon, directed by Linda Duarte, according to a news release from the theater. Auditions, cold readings, are set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 21 and 22 at Hallowell City Hall.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advertisement in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired.

When two murders have taken place, Miss Marple and a detective must work their way through a house full of suspects. As we might suspect, Miss Marple, using her excellent deductive skills, determines the facts of the crime.

Production dates are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 14, 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22.

The theater seeks 12 actors, three men and three women that can play characters in their late 20s, four women and one man that can play characters 55-plus, and one man any age the will work with Inspector.

In order of appearance: Julia Simmons (neice) 25-26, Lettitia Blacklock (main character-owner of house) “beyond middle age”, Dora Bunner (friend living in house) slightly older than Blacklock, Patrick Simmons (nephew/brother) 1 year older than Julia (27-28), Mitzi (cook) 26-27, Phillipa Haymes (lodger) classy 26ish, rs. Swetenham (neighbor) late 50s, Edmund (Mrs. S’s son) dark foreign looking but English 26-27, Rudi Sherbz (Swiss national) “young”, Inspector Craddock 50ish, Seargeat Mellors (works with Craddock) no age specified.

For more information, call 626-3698.

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