Auditons: Dial 'M' For Murder
Auditions for Dial 'M' For Murder will take place Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. upstairs in the annex, located next door to the theater at 227 Putnam St. No preparation needed. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. Show dates are September 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, and 25
Directed by Mack McHale
"Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband: He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth."
Characters (ages are suggested character ages, not necessarily the age of the actor):
Tony: M. 30s/40s. British. A former tennis player, Tony is currently planning an elaborate plan to have his wife murdered. He is a true gentleman, and is NEVER shaken or perturbed. Very good at thinking on his feet, he is cold and calculating, while giving off the demeanor of warmth and friendliness.
Margot: F. 25 – 40. British. She is fun-loving and optimistic, to her detriment. She is caring and trusting and believes people a little too readily. Born to money and married to Tony, she has also had an affair with Max in the past. She believes that all is well with her marriage now, however, and does not give up on that illusion lightly. Fight choreography required.
Max: M. 25 – late 30s. American. A crime writer for television, he has had an affair with Margot in the past and still truly loves her. A genuine good guy. He has a real sense of playfulness and innocence about him, but he is not shy about fighting for what he thinks is right.
Hubbard: M. 35+. British. The Chief Inspector, Hubbard is immediately able to tell that not everything is as it seems with the case. He is calm and professional, a true British gentleman.
Lesgate: M. 30s/40s. British. A former classmate of Tony’s at Cambridge. He has gone from educated student to petty criminal, mostly focusing in conning older women out of their money. Nervous & jittery, unsuccessfully attempts to be suave.
Thompson: M. Any age. British. A police constable working with Hubbard.