A Thrilling Mystery by Don Nigro
Directed by Andi Allen
JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 2, 2019
All evening performances 7:30 PM.
Sunday matinees 2:30 PM.
Dupree Theatre, Irving Arts Center
ABOUT THE SHOW:
This Gothic thriller, a dark comedy, is both funny and frightening. Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. He meets five alluring and dangerous women. They lead him through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions of Patrick's demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft. You will not guess the ending, but you will be teased, seduced, bewildered, amused, frightened and led to a dark encounter with truth or something even stranger.
Auditions: Saturday, November 3rd 2:30pm-5:30pm
& Sunday, November 4th 6pm-9pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm (as needed)
2333 W Rochelle • Irving, Texas 75062
(In RidgeCrest Plaza at the NE corner of Story Rd & Rochelle)
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please bring a headshot and resume and be prepared for cold readings from the script.
Note: Age ranges below reflect the approximate age of the character and will be adjusted at the director’s discretion. British accents are required for most roles and a sense of melodramatic comedic timing is preferred.
Inspector Ruffing: The serious, but easily flabbergasted, police inspector. (Age: 40s-60)
Mrs. Ravenscroft: The flirtatious lady of the manor. (30s-40s)
Gillian Ravenscroft: Mrs. Ravenscroft’s charming but potentially demented daughter. (Age: 17, may be cast with an actress in her 20s who looks younger)
Marcy: The smart and beautiful Governess with a past, Viennese accent. (Age: 20s)
Mrs. French: The no-nonsense, formidable and passionate cook. (Age: 40s-50s)
Dolly: The terrified and honest-if-simple maid. (Age: 20s-30s)
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Some actors may play more than one role.
Irving Community Theatre (dba MainStage Irving-Las Colinas) is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.
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