The Front Porch Players of Rosemount announces auditions for its fall play, “Deathtrap,” directed by Keith Reed.
Sunday, July 28, 6-9 pm and
Monday, July 29, 6-9 pm
Rehearsals start August 19, and will run most Mon. – Thurs. 6-9 pm. Tech rehearsal Sat. 10/5 from 10-4 pm, tech week October 7-10 6-9 pm; Performances October 11 and 18 7 pm, and October 12 and 19, 2 pm AND 7 pm.,
Auditions at the Rosemount Steeple Center Theater, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. No reservations, first come first seen. Readings from the script. Bring headshot and resume if you have one. Sides attached.
SYNOPSIS: Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.
Sidney Bruhl (Lead): Male, 40-70
polished, dashing, devious, clever, thinks he’s the smartest man in the room and wants people to know it; is “on stage” even when at home.
Clifford Anderson (Lead): Male, 18-30
a student; very attractive boyish and handsome at the same time; physically fit; he is very clever; knows he’s the smartest man in the room and can bide his time to display it; covers it with innocence, affection, and naïveté.
Myra Bruhl (Supporting): Female, 40-70
sophisticated, upper-class, but embraces the country life; innocent, sweet, caring, emotional, nervous, even skittish, supportive of Sydney’s career and moods but grows some backbone when he crosses the line.
Helga ten Dorp (Supporting): 30+
psychic. wild, individual, Gypsy-like; in and out of her world and this world; knows she’s a celebrity and buys into the show of her gift; has a Dutch accent; is disarming and brave when faced with pain and violence.
Proctor Milgrim (Supporting): Male, 30+
professional, solid, observant.