Auditions Announced for MURDER ON THE NILE at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoMonday & Tuesday, Sept. 17-18 at 7pm

Dayton Playhouse
1301 E Siebenthaler Ave
Dayton, Ohio 45414

Directed by Tim Rezash

In classic Agatha Christie-style, Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth and a new husband, Kay embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia build as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Please note: All roles are open.

Kay Ridgeway Mostyn – A charismatic, rich and spoiled young socialite who leaves all in her path breathless with admiration or disgust.

Simon Mostyn – Kay’s new husband; good looking, good-tempered with a simple hearty manner, from humble beginnings, determined not to use Kay for her money.

Canon Pennefather – A large imposing clergyman, a self-described “worldly order of the clergy who enjoys the good things in life;” Kay’s guardian whom she calls Uncle Ambrose – the sleuth and pivotal detective of the play.

Jacqueline de Severac – Simon’s ex-fiancé and Kay’s best friend; raging with jealousy over Simon and Kay’s marriage. Emotional and mercurial, if somewhat fragile.

William Smith – An irreverent man who has devoted himself to the causes of the “working man” yet with a sparkle in the eye. A bit dirty and careless about his dress. His voice and dry wit contradict his appearance.

Ms. Christina Grant – Nice sensible girl with an amazingly equable temper. Great-niece of Ms. ffoliot-ffoulkes, grateful for the adventure on her aunt’s dime.

Ms. Helen ffoliot-ffoulkes – Unpleasant aging socialite; rude, snobbish and gruff. A believer in the upper and lower classes and that the twain should NEVER meet.

Dr. Ludwig Bessner – Bespectacled medical doctor with a marked foreign accent from a small country in Europe; hates Kay’s father and blames him for the financial ruin of his country and his family.

Louise – Kay’s flirtatious and devious French maid.

Steward – of the paddle steamer Lotus; sly and humorous character with the opportunity to go beyond what appears on the page.

Beadseller 1, Beadseller 2, Assistant Steward, Egyptian Policeman, Ship’s Manager

Performances run Nov. 2-11.

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