"The North Coast Repertory Theatre announces open auditions for Death By Design, a drawing room comedy/murder-mystery set in the thirties in a country house in England. (Think Noel Coward meets Agatha Christie).
For auditions, we will be working with scenes from the play, but individual prepared monologues or scenes with another actor reflective of the style are welcome and even encouraged. Resumes and headshots are welcome. A copy of the script is available for review at the Eureka Public Library.
All those interested are urged to try to read the play or some work by Noel Coward (i.e. Blithe Spirit) to familiarize themselves with the particular style of that era. Please bring your best British accent, (Cockney in the case of Jack), with the exception of Victoria, who could be of any nationality. And Bridget who is Irish.
There are roles for four women and four men:
Bridget – The maid, Irish, Crabby, Warm-hearted, Fifties
Jack – The chauffer, Cockney, Charming, Clever, Twenties
Edward Bennett - The Playwright, British, Urbane, Vain, Thirties/Forties
Sorel Bennett – The Actress, British, Glamorous, Daffy, Thirties/Forties
Walter Pearce – The Politician, British, Stiff, Conservative, Late Thirties/Forties
Eric – The Radical, British, Emphatic, Fiery, Twenties
Victoria Van Roth – The Bohemian, Intense, Artistic, Any Size, Any Age
Alice – The Visitor, Sweet, Shy, Twenties/Thirties.
Auditions will take place on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at NCRT, 300 Fifth Street in Eureka. (Please come as early as possible—if it appears we are done early, we will close up shop). If you would like to audition but have a conflict on those dates or have any questions, please call the Director, Scott Malcolm, at 707-672-6021, and he will schedule an audition with you. Rehearsals will begin in late January or early February. Production dates are March 26 through April 18, 2015."