The next auditions at Racine Theatre Guild are for:
DESIGN FOR MURDER
November 23 and 24 at 7 p.m.
Directed by Michael Clickner, rehearsals begin in December and performances run three weekends in January 15-31.
The story of “Design for Murder” concerns Celia Granger, her son David and her efforts to maintain the traditions attached to her family and home, a magnificent old mansion on the Hudson River.
When a young maid is killed, Celia finds herself living in a violent present.
The detective on the case – a rugged self-made man – is revealed to have admired Celia and he brings a touch of romance to her life
But when the chauffeur – who had stumbled upon information linking David and the murdered maid – is also brutally murdered, suspicion falls on every member of the cast
The climax finds Celia alone in the house and the murderer ready to strike again…
The Cast includes:
MORENO (Chauffeur) – Gives the impression of being a somewhat untrustworthy Casanova.
CELIA GRANGER (Lady of the House) Role was written as a vehicle for Tallulah Bankhead. She has a large presence, a large house to maintain and a small bank account.
DAVID GRANGER (Celia’s son) Young, privileged art student with a taste for fast cars and pretty girls.
LOUISA CORTLAND (A neighbor & friend) 50s-60s. From the script: “Elderly, over-vivacious and talkative, she is still attractive.
MARTHA BRAND (A neighbor & friend) From the script: “Fortyish, she has a dry warmth.”
KATHY (A maid) “She is exceptionally pretty and betrays a great deal of worldly experience.”
MRS. HAMILTON (The housekeeper-cook) “She is about forty, tired, pale. A nervous woman, she seldom smiles.
NORA TAYLOR (A new maid) She should be pretty nervous, since she’s here because the other maid is dead.
CARLIN (A detective) “He is shrewd, with a wry knowledge of human nature.” He’s likable and ruggedly handsome.
BRENT (A young policeman) He has one line. Twelve words.
Auditions are at the Racine Theatre Guild (lobby entrance), beginning promptly at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24. Appointments are not being taken. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office.
January 4 and 5 at 7 p.m.
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
February 15 and 16 at 7 p,m.
Auditions are at the Racine Theatre Guild (lobby entrance), beginning promptly at 7 p.m.
Appointments are not being taken.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office.
The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre that offers a wide range of entertainment and enrichment opportunities year-round.
For more information, call the box office at 262-633-4218 between noon and 6 p.m. on weekdays.