Pound Ridge Theatre Company holds auditions for “Dial ‘M’ For Murder” by Frederick Knott, directed by Ray Eckerle, at 7 p.m. on June 6, 7 and 8 at Conant Hall, 255 Westchester Avenue (Rte 137), Pound Ridge. Rehearsals begin in September, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
Here’s a synopsis and character breakdown: Former tennis star Tony Wendice, on discovering his wealthy wife’s affair with an American writer, plots the perfect murder to do away with her, while keeping her money. The plot goes awry, however, and Tony must improvise a new scheme, under the eye of a shrewd Scotland Yard inspector, a woman.
2 women, 4 men
TONY WENDICE– 30’s-early 50s– English- former tennis pro–Formal, Attractive, Charming–VERY intelligent, with a quick mind and smooth manner. ALWAYS thinking.
MARGOT WENDICE- 30s- early 50s–English-Tony’s wife–Wealthy but unpretentious, Alluring, beautiful, becomes more and more depressed by circumstances .
CAPTAIN LESGATE- mid- late 40s — English- Tall, dark, somewhat sinister, military bearing, smiles too easily, tries to ingratiate.–has things to hide
MAX HALLIDAY- mid 40S American–Mystery writer and a little embarassed by it–however, very smart, very quick , very attractive . Madly in love with Margot
INSPECTOR HUBBARD- mid 40s-mid 50s — Englishwoman–Scotland Yard Inspector–woman in a man’s world and aware of it–also class conscious. Very shrewd and patient. Notices every detail. More Jane Tennison than Miss Marple .
WILLIAMS– Mid 20s-mid 40s Constable—reports to Hubbard.
Sides will be provided. English accents will be required for most roles. Please call 914-764-1902 to leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Directions at the Pound Ridge Theater Company website.