Auditions are closed for this play.

A Murder is Announced

Jul 29th-Aug 21st 2022
A Murder Mystery Thriller
by: Agatha Christie and adapted by Leslie Darbon

Directed by: Annette Alliano
Produced by:Dorothy Courtney

Audition Notes:
Audition Info:
• PowPAC Theater is located at 13250 Poway Road, Poway CA 92064 (Upstairs) - Elevator access in rear of building, under the stairs.

COVID-19 Policy:
Anyone auditioning for this show, or accompanying someone auditioning, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and be prepared to show Proof of Vaccine and Photo I.D. For up-to-date policy information visit our website at www.powpac.org.

• Effective July 1, 2022 PowPAC will discontinue requiring proof of COVID vaccination. This policy applies to auditions, rehearsals and other production related aspects of A Murder is Announced. For all other PowPAC activities, proof of vaccination continues through the end of June, 2022.

• Auditions Monday & Tuesday, May 23 & 24, 2022. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Arrive early for paperwork and schedule comparison.
• Callbacks will be by invitation Wednesday, May 25, 2022, if required.
• First read-through will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
• Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script and other media chosen by director.
• British accents required.
• Please bring a resume of theatrical experience and a head shot.
• Appointments not necessary.
• For additional information and questions, please contact the Director at (858) 748-2124 or annetteinsm@gmail.com (Subject: A Murder is Announced).
• Watch for updated information on our Auditions webpage at www.powpac.org and on our Facebook page.

Compensation & Union Contract Details
• No Pay – Volunteer Organization

Rehearsals and Performance Dates:
• Rehearsal schedule will be Monday-Thursday 6:30-10:00 p.m.; based on Cast availability. There will be no rehearsals on Memorial Day or Independence Day Mondays, May 30 or July 4.
• Rehearsal dates might be added if required.
• Rehearsal Start Time will be based on availability of Cast.
• Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from Friday, July 29, 2022 – Sunday, August 21, 2022.
• Saturday, August 6 and Saturday, August 20 will have a matinee performance at 2:00 pm and an evening performance at 8:00 pm.
Cast Requirements:
About the Characters:

NOTE: The role of Rudi Scherz and Sergeant Mellors may be double cast. The role of Miss Marple has been pre-cast.

Julia Simmons:
Age: mid 20’s
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Medium
Stage Time: Most of Act I, some in Act II
Characteristics: Opinionated and outspoken; Patrick’s sister

Leticia Blacklock:
Age: Beyond middle age
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Heavy
Stage Time: Almost always on stage
Characteristics: Attractive; has clearly looked after herself, obviously in charge

Dora Bunner (Bunny):
Age: Beyond middle age
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Medium
Stage Time: Almost Always on Stage in Act I, some in Act II
Characteristics: Forgetful and flighty; very dependent on Leticia

Patrick Simmons:
Age: mid-late 20’s
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Medium
Stage Time: Most of Act I, some in Act II
Characteristics: Julia’s older brother; handsome and self-assured

Mitzi:
Age: 20-40
Ethnicity: mid European (Hungary, Romania or Yugoslavia)
Line Load: Medium
Stage Time: Medium
Characteristics: Family cook, very emotional and paranoid

Miss Marple: (role has been pre-cast)
Age:
Ethnicity:
Line Load:
Stage Time:
Characteristics:

Phillipa Haymes:
Age: 25-30 years old
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Medium
Stage Time: Medium
Characteristics: elegant; touch of real class; has a rather serious mind

Mrs. Swettenham:
Age: late 50’s
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Light
Stage Time: minimal
Characteristics: Edmund’s mother; perhaps a little too nosey

Edmund Swettenham:
Age: mid to late 20’s
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Light
Stage Time: minimal
Characteristics: serious; pretensions of being a writer

Rudi Scherz: (may double cast role with Sergeant Mellors)
Age: 25-30’s
Ethnicity: Swiss national
Line Load: Very light
Stage Time: One scene
Characteristics: Menacing; shows up with bad intentions

Inspector Craddock:
Age: around 50 years old
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Medium
Stage Time: Medium
Characteristics: Definitely the person in charge

Sergeant Mellors: (may double cast role with Rudi Scherz)
Age: 25-30’s
Ethnicity: Any
Line Load: Light
Stage Time: Light
Characteristics: good at his job; works well with Inspector Craddock
Plot Synopsis:
An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

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