AND THEN THERE WERE NONE - AUDITIONS
The Wimberley Players are committed to casting productions based on the highest level of talent regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, body-type or age. Everyone who is dedicated to creating amazing theatre is encouraged to audition.
Company/Venue: The Wimberley Players, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, Texas, 78676
Contact: Trish Rigdon, Managing Artistic Director by email managingartisticdirector@wimberleyPlayers.org
or phone 512-847-0575
Directed by: Rebecca Woods
• IN PERSON by appointment, Saturday, April 29, 12 – 5 pm at 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, Texas, 78676
• If you are unavailable for the in-person audition date, please contact Managing Artistic Director, Trish Rigdon to make alternate arrangements at email@example.com.
• BY VIDEO accepted until Saturday, April 29, 6:00 pm
Appointment Link: https://forms.gle/bCnUQcpPZFSpLRau5
Callbacks: In person only on Tuesday, May 2, 7 – 10 pm at 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, Texas, 78676
How to Prepare: Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue of your choosing. British accent is preferred, if possible, and memorized is helpful. Sides may be given as cold-reads during the audition.
Rehearsals: Begin week of May 22, 2023, on weekday evenings with possible weekend days
Tech Rehearsals: Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25, 12:00 – 9:00 pm
Dress Rehearsals: Tuesday, June 27 to Thursday, June 29, 6 – 10:30 pm
Performance Dates: 12 Performances; June 30 – July 23, Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm (6:00 pm call), and Sundays 2:30 pm (1:00 pm call)
Compensation: All actors receive a $150 stipend
About the Play: A classic Agatha Christie dark thriller-mystery-whodunit, ten strangers are invited to a remote mansion not knowing the identity of their host. The guests have nothing in common but a wicked past and a secret. When the first guest is murdered, they grasp that the have been tricked by a manic with revenge on his mind. Set in the living room of a house on Soldier Island, off the coast of Devon, England over three days in August.
About the Characters:
WARGRAVE: Retired judge. Highly intelligent and commanding personality, his experience and air of authority make him a natural leader of the group. A strong sense of justice resides within, with a possibly sadistic twist. AGE: 50+
VERA CLAYTHORNE: A former governess turned secretary. She sees the world through a romantic and almost idealistic lens, and it is her lens through which we as the audience see the world of the play as well. She finds the dashing Lombard possibly as intriguing as he finds her, though romance holds a note of pain for her as well. While intelligent and capable, she strongly desires to escape the past and her guilt over the death of a boy in her care has left her nerves increasingly on edge. Her fascination with the rhyming structure of the murders lends itself to a growing hysteria, though her ultimate guilt is decided two very different ways. AGE: 20s-30s
PHILLIP LOMBARD: A mysterious, confident and resourceful man who seems to have been a mercenary soldier in Africa. Lombard is far bolder and more cunning than most of the others, though his weakness lays in his attraction to the lovely and equally mysterious Ms. Claythorne. This is the man who’ll be the first one to crack a joke or point out, with a smile, the elephant in the room. But lying beneath the lighthearted surface is the ability to act with wisdom and precision, and take charge when the moment demands it: AGE: 30’s
DR. ARMSTRONG: A gullible, slightly timid doctor, he often draws suspicion due to his medical knowledge. While professionally successful, he has a weak personality and is a recovering alcoholic responsible for the accidental death of a patient on his operating table. He has spent his whole life pursuing respectability and public success and is unable to see beneath people’s exteriors. AGE: 40s-50s
WILLIAM BLORE: A former corrupt police inspector. Within the group he often acts boldly and frequently takes initiative, but he also makes frequent blunders due to his ego and constantly suspects the wrong person. Though his experience inspires others to look to him for advice, his boldness often verges on foolhardiness. AGE: 40s-60s
EMILY BRENT: A ruthlessly religious woman who reads her Bible every day. Brent feels convinced of her own righteousness and does not express the slightest remorse for her involvement in the suicide of her former servant, an impregnated girl of seventeen that she cast out and condemned. Brent is judgmental and snide and doesn’t seem bothered by others’ opinions of her. AGE: 55+
ROGERS: The dignified and consummate butler. Rogers continues to be a proper servant even after his wife is found dead and the bodies begin to pile up. Though underneath the surface lies a man who possibly thinks life owes him more for his efforts, as the recording accuses him and his wife of letting their former employer die to inherit her money. AGE: 45+
GENERAL MACARTHUR: A proper British General, and a man who has seen a great deal living through the Great War. MacArthur is accused of sending his lieutenant to his death after discovering the man was his wife’s lover. Once the murders begin on the island, the general becomes resigned to his death and sits by the sea, waiting for it to come to him. AGE: 60+
ETHEL ROGERS: Rogers’ wife. A capable servant, she is wracked with nerves and desperate for a solid job after the death of their former employer. A slight chip on her shoulder about her station. AGE: 40s-50s
ANTHONY MARSTON: A rich, entitled, young man, athletic and handsome. Marston likes to drive recklessly and seems to lack a conscience. He flirts with Vera, looks down on the old, and speaks however he likes. Though his recklessness got two young children killed, he seems to show no remorse. AGE: 18-25
FRED NARACOTT: Stickhaven local. He provides ferry service to and from the island. AGE: 20s-60s