theater and Columbia Center for the Arts announce
auditions for the October, 2011 show
"Wait Until Dark"
A thriller by Frederick Knott
CAST is holding auditions for Frederick Knott’s thriller Wait Until Dark, August 7 & 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.
The play that the New York Post deemed “a first rate shocker” will be presented for two weekends in October, opening October 13 and closing on October 22. Rehearsals will begin during the last week in August.
The play will be directed by Richard Parker.
About the Play
A trio of criminals terrorizes Suzy, a recently blinded woman, who is in possession of a doll given to her husband by a stranger at an airport. Neither Suzy nor her absent husband knows that the doll is stuffed with heroin. The criminals concoct an elaborate hoax to persuade Suzy to give them the doll. When the hoax fails, the criminals turn deadly. Lies, murder and deception build to a shattering climax as Suzy turns her greatest weakness into her greatest strength in outwitting her would-be killer.
Roles to be Cast
Sam Hendrix: 30’s – 40’s, Susy’s husband, a photographer. Friendly, outgoing.
Susy Hendrix: Recently blinded. Has an air of innocence, but an inner strength as well.
Mike Talman: Recently out of jail. Must be charming, seem sincere; a good liar. Has a ruthless streak.
Sgt. Carlino: Recently out of jail. Bit of a thug, thinks he's a criminal mastermind.
Harry Roat, Jr: Sociopagh, must be capable of playing multiple ages/characters. Villain of the piece. Ringleader.
Gloria: 9 - 12. Little girl who lives upstairs from Susy; a feisty, independent thinker.
Policeman One & Policeman Two: 20-s - 50's.
People auditioning are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to fill out an audition form. Be prepared to read from the script. Monologues are welcome, but in no way necessary. Most of the audition will be comprised of reading selected scenes from the play.
For general questions about the event or Columbia Center for the Arts, please contact the performance manager, Catherine Butler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Columbia Center for the Arts
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