Metro Theatre is holding Auditions for
Written by Alex Coppel
Directed by: GREG ROGERS
When: Monday, December 02 & Wednesday, December 04 from 7:00pm
Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Synopsis: Elliot Nash and his wife Nell seem to have it all; beautiful country home in Long Island, interesting careers in television. Their idyllic life is shattered when Elliot gets blackmail letters regarding his wife’s teenage indiscretion (she tried marijuana once – it’s 1958!) Desperate to help her, he plots to murder the blackmailer. A complication is the New York District Attorney is his neighbor and close friend. When Nell buys a beautiful Regency gazebo Elliot decides – what better place to hide a body than under the foundation!
Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday, February 21 to March 07, 2020
Sunday matinees are February 23 & March 01
Possible hold over: Thursday to Saturday, March 12 to March 14
Callbacks: Saturday, December 07
3-5 female; 7-9 male – casting open to all ethnicities
ELLIOTT NASH – LEAD: early 30s to mid 40s; television writer; married to Nell & very much in love with her; somewhat set in his ways
NELL NASH – LEAD: 25-40; vibrant TV actress married to and in love with Elliott; vivacious high-energy type; knows what she wants and goes after it. Very strong character
HARLOW EDISON – Large role: New York District Attorney; mid 30s to mid 40s; well-educated professional; friend of the Nashes
MATILDA – their maid; 20-40; high-energy, “take no prisoners” personality. Smaller character with large presence
CHARLIE THORPE – a builder; age 50+; a “salt of the earth” character; blue collar straight shooter
MRS CHANDLER – age 40-60; the real estate agent in cahoots with Elliott to sell their recently-purchased Long Island home; a strong demeanor
THE DOOK – age 30-50; unsavoury, a real shyster; wears a threadbare suit and speaks with a cultivated British accent; the boss of Louie/Louise; a fun character
LOUIE/LOUISE – (could be cast as male or female) Dook’s accomplice; age 20-40; Italian Brooklyn accent; lots of fun
DETECTIVE JENKINS – age 50+; no-nonsense, hardnosed cop, who has been around the block more than once; he is definitely in charge; somewhat threatening
POTTS – a uniformed policeman; 20-30; he discovers the body and reports on the findings
DR WYNER – age 35-50; a police surgeon; male or female; exposes pivotal information about the corpse
JUNIOR DETECTIVE DRUKER – 20-30s; his main job is to record the findings of the crime scene
Rehearsal period: mid-December through until opening night
Requirements: Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Be prepared for some improv as well.
Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to wait after being seen as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning
Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.
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