October 9 & 10, 2017 at 7pm
Written by Jack Williams
Directed by jef brown
Produced by Valeria Amburgey
Where: Auditions will be held at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211.
When: Doors will open at 6:30pm, and auditions will begin promptly at 7pm. Actors are asked to bring a resume and headshot. Updates will be posted here and on the TDW Facebook page.
The director is seeking twelve actors/actresses. Auditions will consist of COLD READINGS from the script.***
Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on October 11.
Please bring conflict information for the months of December 2017, January and February 2018.
Show dates are February 23 through March 11, 2018.
Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.
In 1888 London, Jack the Ripper has started his deadly spree. Prostitutes Mary Kelly, Polly Nichols, Liz Stride, Kate Eddowes, and Annie Chapman meet at the local tavern and hatch an audatious plan – to lay a trap for the killer and thereby save
their own lives. Will they succeed in their plan to stop the Ripper’s rampage, or become victims themselves? A fresh new take on the Ripper tale, you’ll be sure to enjoy this fascinating tale by local playwright Jack Williams. Some adult situations.
(ages given are stage ages, or, for the ‘Unfortunates,’ the ages these women were at the time they met Jack.)
- Robert Hastings – late 20s, handsome, upper-class, well-spoken
- James Archer – mid 50s, solitary, rumpled, cynical
- Young James Archer – mid/late 20s, kind, less cynical
- Jack – any age, agile, charming, deadly
- Constable – 20s-30s, sympathetic, plays by the rules
- Jailer – any age, uneducated, uncouth, lazy
- Bartender – 40s-70s, working-class
- Mary Kelly – 25, somewhat educated, pretty
- Polly Nichols – 43, good-natured, alcoholic
- Liz Stride – 45, quiet, part-time prostitute, born in Sweden
- Catherine Eddowes – 46, scholarly, aloof, has a temper
- Annie Chapman – 47, has a lung condition, only recently turned to prostitution
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ THE SCRIPT BEFORE AUDITIONS.
Questions? Contact Valeria Amburgey, producer