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Death Trap – Community Theatre Auditions
January 17, 2017 : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
We are excited to kick-off the new year with our first show of the 2017 season!
Come out to audition from Death Trap by Ira Levin and directed by Jay Huckle.
Auditions will be:
Tuesday, January 17th from 6pm-8pm &
Thursday, January 19th from 6pm-8pm
***Please prepare a monologue or come prepared to read a side from the play. Cold readings will be provided.
SYDNEY BRUHL (M) 50-65: A famous writer of Broadway thrillers. His recent string of flops has him considering just about anything to be back on top with a hit show. He is impressive, polished, manipulative, a bit flamboyant and self-assured. Must be capable of stage combat.
CLIFF ANDERSON (M) 25-35: An aspiring young playwright. Preppy, good-looking, intelligent and charming, all of which covers an ambitious and deceptive streak. He is determined to become a successful playwright. Must be capable of stage combat.
MYRA BRUHL (F) 35-50: Sydney’s self-effacing but charming wife. Sophisticated, upper class and supportive of her husband’s efforts to stay on top. She may be more “willing” than at first glance.
HELGA TEN DORP (F) 45-65: A famous German psychic who is visiting the neighbors of the Bruhl’s. She is nosey, quirky, struggles with her English, disarming and brave.
PORTER MILGRAM (M) 50-60: A Brahmin lawyer. An imposing man of substance who is on the lookout for Sidney’s best interests. A friend of the family.
Renowned playwright, Sidney Bruhl, is in a writer’s slump. To make his slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney’s writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney’s review and advice. Clifford’s play, “Deathtrap,” is a five character, two act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, “A gifted director couldn’t even hurt it.” Out of his desperate desire to once again be the toast of Broadway, Sidney cooks up an almost unthinkable scheme: He’ll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney’s own. He shares this idea with his wife Myra, but even as she yearns for Sidney to be back on top, this may be one step too far. Once Clifford arrives, it’s clear that things are not what they seem. Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney’s observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies.
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR TECHNICIANS! Contact us if you would like to help out with lights, sound, costume and props design, stage management or set construction