Auditions are closed for this play.

Murder on the Nile

Jul 16th-Aug 8th 2021
A Ripping Whodunnit!
by: Agatha Christie

Directed by: Gil Savage
Produced by:Dorothy Courtney & Lynn Wolsey

Audition Notes:
PowPAC is excited to restart this production which was cancelled four days prior to its opening in 2020, due to Covid restrictions. Now that we can get back on our stage and produce quality, exciting theatre again, we find that two of our incredible cast members cannot return. The two roles that are available are listed below. We invite you to audition and join our family of dedicated actors.

Auditions Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and 25 via Zoom sessions, by appointment only
Call backs, if required, Wednesday, May 26

All Auditioners/Cast Members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the first in-person rehearsal. The safety and well-being of our Volunteers are very important to PowPAC.

About Auditions

• Auditions are on Zoom and by appointment. Appointments are in 15 minute segments. Please email (Subject line: Murder Auditions) with your preferred audition time between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on one of these audition dates: Monday May 25 and Tuesday May 26. Call backs, if required, will be on Wednesday, May 27.

• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. We will send you the sides prior to your audition. If you have a short audition monologue prepared and would like to do it, we would love to see your work, but it is not required to audition.

• Please send a theatrical resume and headshot prior to your audition.

• For additional information and questions, please contact the Director at (Subject line: Murder Auditions).

• Watch for updated information on our Auditions webpage at

About Rehearsals and Performances

• Rehearsal Kickoff – First read-through will be on Tuesday, June 1.

• Rehearsal Schedule.
Zoom line rehearsals will be scheduled June 1, 3, 7, and 9.
Onstage rehearsals June 14 through July 1 (Monday-Thursday)
Tech rehearsals July 8, 9, and 10 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Previews July 12-15 (Monday-Thursday)
Opens Friday, July 16

• Sunday evenings may be added within the last two-three weeks of rehearsals, if required.

• Shows – July 16 – August 8, 2021

• Performance Times are: on Friday & Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 2:00. Also, two Saturday matinees, during the 3rd and 4th weeks of the run.

About the Director

Gil Savage is PowPAC’s current Artistic Director. He has previously directed shows at PowPAC including Relatively Speaking, The Clean House, Quartet, and most recently, last season’s Aubrey award winning Exit Laughing. In past years he also directed multiple shows at Scripps Ranch Theatre and performed at the Old Globe. He holds a BFA degree in Theatre Arts and has studied at the Actor’s Studio in Los Angeles. Gil has worked professionally as an actor, stage manager, director, writer, filmmaker and acting teacher.

Cast Requirements:
Christina Grant, Miss ffoliot-ffoulke’s niece – (Supporting, large) – 20s.
Nice sensible girl with an amazingly equable temper. Great-niece of Ms. FFoliot-ffoulkes, grateful for the adventure on her aunt’s dime. Mild Scottish accent
Line Load: light Stage Time: Several scenes throughout the show.

Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn, the "richest girl in England" – (Lead) – 24.
A charismatic, wealthy and spoiled young socialite who leaves all in her path breathless with admiration or disgust. Very much in love with her husband. Upper class British
Line Load: Heavy Stage Time: Often on Stage for first half of play.

Plot Synopsis:
This classic Agatha Christie mystery is set in the observation saloon of the Egyptian paddle steamer Lotus as it cruises down the Nile, in the mid-1920s. Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life blessed with beauty, enormous wealth and a new husband. They embark on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile where fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny by the perceptive cleric Canon Pennefather, are a multitude of memorable passengers. It seems that each of them could have a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia build as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.
“As slick a vehicle as any theatre company could wish for.”
— Leah D. Frank, The New York Times

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