Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45432
Auditions are November 13-14 at 7PM
Callbacks (if needed) are November 15 at 7PM
Director: Aaron Brewer
Performance Dates: January 26-February 4, 2018
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. British accents are not required for auditions, but you may be asked to attempt and they will likely be used for the performances.
Please arrive early to fill out paperwork. On the paperwork, you will need to list any conflicts between November 20 and February 4. Holidays will be taken into account when scheduling rehearsals.
Based on the 1939 book, in this stage classic, ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. One by one, they are accused of murder. One by one, they begin to die!
Character Breakdown (In Order of Appearance):
Rogers – Male, 50-59: the butler and caretaker of the house on Soldier Island. Along with his wife, he withheld an important medication from a former employer, which resulted in the employer’s death. Competent manservant, shifty, dishonest.
Mrs. Rogers – Female, 50-59: the house servant and wife of the butler. She is accused by the gramophone recording of taking part in the killing of her former boss. Worried, frightened and guilt-ridden woman.
Fred Naracott – Male, 18+: the captain of the boat that ferries all the guests over to Soldier Island. A walk-on role. Weatherworn, gruff, brings supplies and guests from the mainland to the island.
Vera Claythorne – Female, 26-34: a former nursemaid who came to the island under the pretense of becoming Mrs. U.N. Owen’s secretary. She caused the drowning death of a young child, which resulted in losing the love of her life, Hugo. “Innocent,” ingenue type, she is surprisingly cunning. Young, self-assured, troubled by guilt.
Philip Lombard – Male, 26-34: a soldier of fortune who is responsible for the deaths of an entire native African tribe. Leading man type; a mercenary who can wiggle out of a scrape. Adventurous, inappropriately witty.
Anthony Marston – Male, 22-35: a dangerous driver, accused of killing a young couple with his car. A good-looking playboy who has never wanted for anything.
William Blore – Male, 46-64: a former detective with Scotland yard who committed perjury that resulted in locking up an innocent man.
General Mackenzie – Male, 60+: a surprisingly sentimental military man. Soldierly, overly guilt-ridden, almost welcoming death. A retired World War I general who is accused of sending a man with whom his wife was having an affair, into battle so that he would be killed.
Emily Brent – Female, 45-65: a religious fundamentalist who believes she is morally superior to everyone else on the island. She is accused of killing a young girl by causing her to commit suicide after being kicked out of her house. Deeply religious, sanctimonious, middle-aged spinster.
Sir Lawrence Wargrave – Male, 55+: an old judge who is accused (via a gramophone recording) of having murdered Edward Seton, a man over whose trial he presided. Calm, intelligent, often cold. Authoritative, hard, a trifle mysterious.
Dr. Armstrong – Male, 35+: a surgeon who is accused of having killed a patient after performing an operation on her while intoxicated.