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August 1, 2012    Bookmark and Share


Auditions! Murder on the Nile

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The Gaslight Theater will hold auditions for Agatha Christie's  Murder on the Nile

  • Sunday, Aug 19 at 6 pm
  • Monday, Aug 20 at 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Aug 22 at 6:30 pm. 

All auditions will be at Hallowell City Hall, One Winthrop Street, Hallowell.  Gaslight's production will be directed by Deborah Howard.

The Story:  Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon and are at present on a paddle steamer on the Nile.

With them is Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Also on the boat are a rich, ill tempered old woman with her niece and companion, a rather direct young man, a German who nurses a grudge against Kay's father and Kay's maid. During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots at Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk.

By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.

Auditions are cold readings

Rehearsals will begin after Labor Day weekend. There is a juicy plot with parts for women from 16 to 50 and men from 25 to 60.  There are fun smaller roles as well, including “native beadsellers”.  The rehearsal schedule will be 2 days a week until the last 4 weeks.

Production dates for Murder on the Nile are:

  • November 9th and 10th, 7:30 pm
  • November 11th, 2:00 matinee
  • November 16th and 17th, 7:30 pm
  • November 18th, 2:00 pm matinee

For more information contact us.