CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for The Games Afoot: or Holmes For the Holidays on Monday, September 15th and Tuesday September 16th at 7:00pm in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus. The Games Afoot: or Holmes For the Holidays will be directed by Tom Hollis
Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
William Gillette male 40ish “Strikingly” handsome. A modern day Ulysses
Martha Gillette female 70ish Gillette’s mother. Somewhat vague and dithering
Felix Geisel male 40ish Histrionic and arch in a Lionel Barrymore way
Madge Geisel female 40ish Flamboyant and wry in a Rosalind Russell way
Simon Bright male 20ish Ingénue, sweet and enthusiastic
Aggie Wheeler female 20ish Ingénue, beautiful and full of spunk
Inspector Goring female 40 – 50ish British eccentric in a Margaret Rutherford way
Daria Chase female 30- 40ish Gorgeous, sexy, spiteful. Chic
All roles are open. Age ranges are character not actor specific. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of conflicts for the September 15th through November 9th time period. You do not have to be a current CPCC student to participate. College credit is available to those who qualify. Rehearsals begin September 18th. Rehearsals Monday – Thursday evenings. Performances October 31st through November 9th, 2014.
We are also looking for people interested in working backstage, set crew, props, etc.
For more info contact Tom Hollis firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-330-6835