ACTORS is preparing to present “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, and auditions for the production are later this month.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., PEO Conference Room. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with auditions beginning at 7 p.m. Perusal scripts are available at the Ames Public Library.
Director Cathy Divine-Koch and Assistant Director Leah Frazer are looking for a cast of three women and seven men from age 20 to mature adult. Actors should come prepared to read from the script. They are encouraged to attempt an English accent for all characters. Further dialect coaching will be provided once the show is cast.
“And Then There Were None” is a mystery comedy about eight guests who have never met each other — or their apparently absent host and hostess — and are lured to the house on an island off the coast of Devon.
They, along with the two house servants, are marooned there. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder. Ten guilty strangers — trapped.
One by one they are accused of murder. One by one they start to die. Statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of the house disappear, one by one, as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the 10 “soldiers” met his or her death — until there were none.
If you cannot attend the scheduled auditions, please call ACTORS at (515) 232-2073 to make alternative arrangements.
Rehearsals are planned for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Most actors will not rehearse every night. Due to the “eliminated one-by-one” nature of the show, some actors may only rehearse one or two nights a week. ACTORS will try to work with any schedule conflicts performers might have until tech week begins Jan. 27.
The six performances for “And Then There Were None” are scheduled for Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.