Auditions Announced for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters and director Kate Brauer-Bell invite you to audition for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.

  • Wed, July 27 from 6:30-9pm
  • Thu, July 28 from 6:30-7pm

Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

Use the Sign Up Genius link to reserve your audition time.

  • Please come prepared to read from the script.
  • Please provide a headshot/resume if you have one.
  • Be prepared to list conflicts from August 2-September 25.
  • Callbacks (if needed) will be from 7-9pm on Thursday, July 28.
  • Rehearsals begin August 2 and are typically Mon-Thurs evenings from 6:30pm-9pm, but could vary pending actor availability.

Show dates are September 23-25.

Character Descriptions: SOME ROLES MAY BE CAST AS EITHER GENDER

  • Thomas Rogers (30s – 50s) He is a competent, middle aged manservant, not a butler but a house parlor man. He is quick and deft and just a trifle specious and shifty. “A tall lanky man, grey-haired and very respectable.” He and his wife are hired to handle housekeeping and cooking for the guests on Soldier Island. To the guests he appears dignified and dutiful but when their backs are turned he is shady and disrespectful.
  • Ethel Rogers (30s – 50s) Thomas’ wife, she is a worried, frightened looking woman. “She is pale and ghostlike with a flat, monotonous voice. Very respectable looking with her hair dragged back from her face. She had queer, light eyes that shift the whole time from place to place. Frightened of her own shadow she looked like a woman who walked in mortal fear.” She is also a bit of a gossip.
  • Vera Claythorne (20s) She is a school teacher who comes to the island to act as a secretary for the mysterious owners. “Nice looking, very young lady but the ordinary kind, not glamorous, no Hollywood touch about her.” She is practical and careful but also a romantic. She and Lombard are attracted to one another.
  • Phillip Lombard (25 – 30s) He is attractive, lean, well-tanned with a touch of adventurer about him. He is very taken with Vera. With a pleasant, easy voice he is resourceful and creative, always cracking jokes and used to be a soldier in Africa. He is hired to watch out for any trouble that may occur on Soldier Island. “Moves like a panther, smoothly and noiselessly.”
  • Anthony Marston (20s) A creature of sensation and of action he is a rich, athletic, and handsome youth. He likes to drive recklessly and seems to lack a conscience. He shows no remorse for his actions.
  • Emily Brent (40s – 80s) She is a bible thumping, self-righteous old biddy who so badly shamed a young, unwed pregnant girl in her employ that she took her own life. A sour old maid who never consciously feels any remorse. “She is enveloped in an aura of righteousness and unyielding principles.”
  • Sir Lawrence Wargrave (50s – 70s) Lately retired from the bench he is obsessed with justice and with death. He is a hanging judge and speaks in acid tones. When the guests realize they are being hunted and killed they turn to him because of his air of authority and leadership skill. “Frog like face, hunched up attitude, pale shrewd little eyes that always looked half asleep.”
  • Dr. Armstrong (40s – 50s) A successful doctor who comes to Soldier Island because he is told the owner, Ms. Owen, is sick. He is a recovering alcoholic who accidentally killed a patient during surgery as he had had too much to drink. He is preoccupied with maintaining his reputation and success. He is also very gullible, slightly timid and has a weak personality.
  • William Blore (40s – 60s) An ex-police inspector who is hired to come to the island under false pretenses. He is practical and careful but has very little imagination. Well built, his experience inspires others to look to him for advice. He is loud and bold and frequently takes initiative but also makes frequent blunders. His attempts at blending in with the more refined guests makes for a comedic effect (think Detective Colombo).
  • General Mackenzie (60s – 80s) A general in WWI he is the oldest guest on the island. Still proud but losing his grip on reality. Upright soldierly man with a tired face. Very gentle and kind. He sent a soldier on a very dangerous mission who subsequently was killed because he found out he was having an affair with his wife. Make this character your own, Ms. Christie gives very little in the way of his description.
  • Fred Narracott (20s – 70s) A boatman who brings supplies and guests to Soldier Island. He appears onstage at the beginning of the play and is referred to throughout.

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