P2K is proud to announce AUDITIONS for the amazing Ken Ludwig adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express on June 20 and 21.
Amy Goodyear will once again helm a play by The Queen of Thrillers, though this one is quite different from And Then There Were None or Witness For The Prosecution.
Ms. Christie did not write a stage version of “Orient Express,” only a novel. The show had only been adapted for a movie before the uber-talented Ken Ludwig took it on, creating a fast-paced, highly stylized show that melds his and Christie’s talents perfectly.
Roles are available for at least 6 men and 5 women. They include (note that all ages are flexible):
- Hercule Poirot – 30s-40s – Belgian private detective, suave, calm, meticulous, brilliant;
- Colonel Arbuthnot – 30s – Scottish, handsome, matter-of-fact
- Miss Debenham – 20s, English beauty, sad and anxious
- Mrs. Hubbard – 50s, American, well-dressed, flamboyant
- Hector McQueen – 30s, American, strained and beleaguered look
- Bouc – 20s-30s – Belgian, good humored
- Michel the Conductor – 40s-50s, French, quiet, grave sense of humor
- Princess Dragomiroff – 70s, Russian, extremely wealthy and exquisitely dressed
- Greta – 30s, Swedish, plain, frightened, sheep-like
- Samuel Ratchett – 30s-40s, American, brusque, unforgiving, threatening
- Countess Andrenyi – 20s, brilliantly beautiful, impeccable, warm smile – a fairytale
- Head Waiter – may double with another character
The show will run from August 6 through 21 on The Cailloux Theater stage. Rehearsals will begin on June 28. Tech Week is August 1 through 5.
Auditions are Sunday, June 20 at 2:30 and Monday, June 21 at 6:30 in the Werlein Annex Studio (the building immediately to the right of The Cailloux Theater – enter under the covered porch) No advance preparation is needed, and you need only attend one audition or the other (though you’re welcome at both.)
This show will also need a large back-stage crew to manage the set being designed by Judd Vermillion. If that role interests you, we encourage you to attend an audition to let us know, or contact Amy by email