Upcoming Actor Auditions

The Game's Afoot

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Glenn R. Couture

Monday & Tuesday, SEPT 22ND & 23RD from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at TheatreWorks

 

This new hilarious play from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig brings murder, mystery, mayhem and madcap adventure to our stage. Broadway superstar William Gillette, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette will have to summon every ounce of Sherlock he can to solve the mystery. This play will keep you laughing and trying to figure out whodunit until the final bow.

 

Character Breakdown

Male, ages 36-45, All Ethnicities
William Gillette (replacement): (Lead) a dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man). Has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case. Must have great comic chops.

Male, ages 40-45, All Ethnicities
Felix Geisel: (Lead) the company's character actor, Felix is histrionic and arch. A true theatrical that has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette's best friend and occasional sidekick. Married to Madge. Actor must have great comic timing and be physically strong.

Male, ages 23-27, All Ethnicities
Simon Bright: (Lead) the 'mangenue' of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.

Female, ages 40-59, All Ethnicities
Inspector Harriet Goring: (Lead) English and eccentric, completely one of a kind. By turns, witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man. Wonderful opportunity for a character actress.

Female, ages 60-79, All Ethnicities
Martha Gillette: (Lead) Gillette's dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. Always willing to lob a criticism when necessary, all the same, Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits

Female, ages 40-45, All Ethnicities
Madge Geisel: (Lead) wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. Is game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging.

Female, ages 23-27, All Ethnicities
Aggie Wheeler: (Lead) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple. Actress needs to have a dark side

Female, ages 34-47, All Ethnicities
Daria Chase: (Lead) glamorous and gorgeous, 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 actress must have wonderful comic timing and be a skilled physical comedian

 

Audition Sides

Additional Notes

Auditions will consist of reading from the script. Please download the sides above.
TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers and technicians.
All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome.
No appointments are necessary.

Production Runs Dec 5 – Jan 3, 2015
Rehearsals begin in October