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Auditions for Appointment with Death

by Agatha Christie

Director: Lorraine Kimsa

Assistant Director: Julie Adams

Producer: Len Henderson

Stage Manager: Malcolm Byrne

Important: Scarborough Theatre Guild is committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful working environment. All participants in this production (actors, creative teams, crews, and other volunteers) must be fully vaccinated. Current Provincial guidelines regarding masks and social distancing will be adhered to.

AUDITION DATES 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 16 2024 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CALLBACKS

Monday, June 17, 2024 from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION

Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit – 2105 Midland Avenue, Unit 16, Scarborough, Ontario (the building is immediately north of the Midland LRT station on east side, south of Progress. The unit and both driveway exits face Cosentino Drive)

REHEARSALS

Commence:        Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 pm  – first read-thorough

Continue:           Mondays & Wednesdays:  7:30 pm – 10:30 pm and Sundays: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES – 2024

September 13-14            Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

September 15                 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

September 19-21            Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

September 22                 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

September 26-27            Thursday, Friday – 8 pm

September 28                 Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

All performances at Scarborough Village Theatre (3600 Kingston Road at Markham Road, Scarborough).

SYNOPSIS

Assorted travellers find themselves thrown together on an expedition to the rose red city of Petra. At the centre of the group are Mrs. Boynton and her three stepchildren who never leave her side. This apparent devotion however is actually a façade for something far more sinister. The children struggle to free themselves from the grasp of a tyrannical woman. This chilling play offers a unique twist on the usual murder mystery.

REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare two 1-2 minute monologues, one comedic, one dramatic. You may also be asked to do a cold-read from the script, so it is best to familiarize yourself with the show. Please bring a copy of your resume and headshot to the audition. Callbacks ​will consist of scenes from the show, performed in groups. We ask that you be available for the full time period so we have a chance to experiment with different pairings/groupings of actors.

SCRIPT

If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the Performing Arts Desk, 5th floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, and at the Community Desk of the Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae Branch, at 545 Markham Road in Scarborough.

BOOKING AN AUDITION

For information, or to book an audition time, email Len Henderson at lenderson57@gmail.com . Please indicate what role(s) you are interested in. 

If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416‑439‑5349.

This production is Non Paying/Non Equitypolice

Roles Available (7 M, 6 F plus walk-ons for hotel patrons, clerks, police, etc.)

Note: The ages of characters below are playing ages and are flexible. Casting will be based on chemistry between actors. Scarborough Theatre Guild welcomes diversity in casting and actors of all backgrounds, identities and abilities are encouraged to apply!

RoleDescription
Mrs. Boynton70’s, a domineering American matriarch
Lennox Boynton30’s; Mrs. Boynton’s elder step-son, somewhat resentful of his step-mother’s influence.
Raymond Boynton20’s; Lennox’s younger brother. Completely under the thumb of Mrs. Boynton
Nadine Boynton30’s; Lennox’s wife
Ginevra Boynton20’s Mrs. Boynton’s step-daughter. Very psychologically intimidated by her step-mother, and prone to wild fantasies about being abducted.
Lady Westholme60’s. a high-born British lady who never hesitates to use her influence to get what she wants. A fine representative of the very worst of the British privileged class 
Miss PryceAny age; Companion of Lady Westholme. Rather unsure of herself and of anything else for that matter..
Alderman HiggsAny age. A rather unrefined inner-city councilman.
Dr. GerardWorld renowned psychologist
Sarah KingLate 20’s. A recently graduated Doctor of Psychology
Jefferson CopeA friend of Lennox Boynton, and previous beau of Nadine.
DragomanLocal guide to the historic sites. Always trying to please and ingratiate himself to the tourists.
Colonel CarberyHead of the Trans-Jordanian police.

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