Carrollwood Players Theatre announces open auditions for
Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Directed by Laura Fleming-Roberts
Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile.
Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.
Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
Murder on the Nile is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Sunday, Oct. 4th at 7 pm and Monday, Oct. 5th at 7 pm
Auditions will take place in person at Carrollwood Players Theatre
4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL, 33618.
Strict health and safety protocols will be enforced at this audition, including limited attendance, social distancing, and mask enforcement.
You MUST complete the online audition form at least 72 hours prior to the audition date so that we can send you complete details about health and safety protocols. These details, along with selections from the script that will be used at the audition, will be sent approximately 1-2 days prior to the audition.
January 8th – 23rd, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Must be available for all tech week rehearsals and all performances.
Please be sure to list all known or potential conflicts on your online audition form.
No experience necessary. All roles are unpaid. All roles are available.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. These selections will be provided electronically 1 to 2 days prior to the audition. Feel free to read the sides beforehand and get familiar with the material.
All characters in this show use dialects. Be prepared to read in the appropriate dialect at auditions. This does NOT mean we expect perfection, just give it your best shot!
Head shots and resumes are encouraged but not required.They may be sent in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
AVAILABLE ROLES: All roles are open to adult actors of any ethnicity.
Kay Ridgeway Mostyn (F, 20s) A beautiful, rich, and spoiled socialite and new bride to Simon Mostyn. She appears dazzling to some, selfish and entitled to others. Dialect: British. Major role.
Simon Mostyn (M, late 20s) Kay’s new husband; good looking, good-tempered with a simple hearty manner, from humble beginnings, determined not to use Kay for her money. Dialect: British. Major role.
Canon Pennefather (M, 50s-60s) Kay’s guardian and a sly and witty clergyman who serves the sleuth of the play. Astute, bordering on cynical, and more “worldly” than your average clergyman. This character is an adaptation of Christie’s well-known Hercule Poirot and may likewise have strong character affectations. Dialect: British. Major role.
Jacqueline de Severac (F, 20s) Simon’s ex-fiancé and Kay’s best friend; raging with jealousy over Simon and Kay’s marriage. Emotional and mercurial, if somewhat fragile. Dialect: British. Major role.
Smith (M, 30s-early 40s) An irreverent man who has devoted himself to the causes of the “working man” yet with a sparkle in the eye. A bit dirty and careless about his dress. His voice and dry wit contradict his appearance. British. Large supporting role.
Ms. Christina Grant (F, 20s) Nice, down to earth, and even tempered. A bit shy. Great-niece of Ms. Ffoliot-Ffoulkes and acting as her personal assistant. Grateful for the adventure on her aunt’s dime. Dialect: Scottish. Large supporting role.
Ms. Helen Ffoliot-Ffoulkes (F, 60s) A haughty and unpleasant aging socialite stuck in the past and overly concerned with class distinction and propriety. Rude to anyone she deems beneath her, which is practically everyone. Dialect: Upper-class British. Large supporting role.
Dr. Bessner (M, late 30s-70s) A bookish man and medical doctor; very correct and Germanic from a small unidentified country. Dialect: English with a German accent. Large supporting role.
Louise (F, 20s-30s) Kay’s flirtatious and devious French maid. Dialect: English with a French accent. Supporting role.
Steward (M, 20s-40s) Egyptian steward of the paddle steamer Lotus; sly and humorous character with the opportunity to go beyond what appears on the page. Dialect: English with a strong Egyptian accent. Scripted as Nubian. Supporting role.
Beadsellers (2) (any age) Walk-on roles. Eager, bright and witty, they tailor their pitch to the passenger they are addressing. Dialect: English with Egyptian accent.
McNaught (M, 30s-60s) Ships captain who appears briefly after the murder to plan next steps. Small role with fun opportunity for character. Dialect: Scottish
Questions may be directed to Producer David Fraga at email@example.com