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We will be holding open auditions for our winter production of Spider's Web.

Audition dates are Sunday, December 10 @ 2 PM and Wednesday, December 13 @ 7:30 pm. Callbacks if necessary will be announced at the auditions. The auditions will be held at Grace Lutheran Church located at 71st Road and Union Turnpike in Forest Hills, NY. Auditions are held on a first-come/first-served basis, but we like to remain flexible in case we want to see people act off each other.

Spider's Web will be directed by Mark Dunn.

Show dates are February 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, March 2 & 3, 2018. Friday & Saturday performances start at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances start at 2 p.m.

Clarissa, wife of a diplomat, is adept at spinning tales of adventure but when a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband arrives with an important politician, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they are interrupted by the arrival of wry detective, Inspector Lord.

A conscious parody of the detective thriller, Christie delivers a unique blend of suspense and humor. There is tension and laughter in equal parts in an intricate plot of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways and secret drawers.

The Character breakdown is as follows:

 
SIR ROWLAND DELAHAYE Age 50-60. A distinguished gentleman with very definite charm. Clarissa's guardian, friend, and adviser, he likes to think that he can guide her, but would never admit that she has him wrapped around her little finger.

HUGO BIRCH Age 50-60. The local Justice of the Peace. A rather irascible type who shouldn't be involved in business like a murder.

JEREMY WARRENDER Age 25-30. An elegant young man and guest at the Hailsham-Brown's house, the private secretary for a man much wealthier than he.
CLARISSA HAILSHAM-BROWN Age 25-35. The second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, charming and inventive, her imagination tends to work overtime, with some unexpected consequences.
PIPPA HAILSHAM-BROWN Clarissa's young stepdaughter: Age about 12 years old, she exhibits the strong emotional swings of a pre-teen, made worse by a previous family problem.
MILDRED PEAKE She is a jolly, strong-looking woman of forty odd, in tweeds and gum boots. The gardener with a hale and hearty attitude, some suspect that she isn't all there.
ELGIN Middle Aged Butler
OLIVER COSTELLO Age 40s. He is suspected of shady dealings. None of the other characters like him and neither should the audience - even though he is killed in the first act, his body gets to hang around in the second act.
HENRY HAILSHAM-BROWN Age 40-50s. Clarissa's husband. A good-looking man of about forty with a rather expressionless face who works in the foreign office, a strong, solid type.
INSPECTOR LORD Age 40-50s. The wheels are always turning in his brain. Although he doesn't let on, he doesn't miss a thing.
CONSTABLE JONES Age 20-40s. He and the Inspector have been working together long enough that they understand each other well.

 


We are also in need of many non-acting positions. These include:

Set builders and designers
Stage crew
Costumers
Ushers
...and other production-oriented positions.

If you are interested in any of the non-acting positions, E-mail the producers and they will set up an interview.

 
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