Auditions set for August production

Published 10:10 am Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Waterworks Players are holding auditions on Sunday and Monday for its August production of “And Then There Were None.”

“Written by Agatha Christie originally as a novel, ‘And Then There Were None’ is a celebrated murder-mystery thriller that has sold over 100 million copies globally, made into numerous film adaptations and produced as a stage play,” organizers said in a press release.

“Scott C. Chapman, in his Waterworks Players debut, will direct the production, with Longwood University Alumna Caitlin Mazura as assistant director. The release stated the play is a story of 10 guilty strangers trapped on an island in the early 1940s,” organizers said. “One by one they are accused of murder, and one by one they start to die.”

The group is seeking 11 actors of various ages for the following roles: Narracott — The boatman or woman. “(This role) can be male or female, 20-60-plus. We are looking for this person to also be the assistant stage manager; Rogers — male, mid-40s and a competent middle-aged manservant; Mrs. Rogers — female, mid-30s, thin, worried and frightened-looking woman; Vera Claythorne — female, mid 20s, a good-looking girl of 25; Philip Lombard — male, mid-30s, an attractive, lean man of 34, with a touch of adventurer about him; Anthony Marston — male, early 20s, a good-looking young man of 23 or so who is rich, spoiled and not very intelligent; William Blore — male, mid-40s, a middle-aged, thickset man, wearing rather loud clothes and is giving his impression of a South American gold magnate; General Mackenzie — male, 60-plus, an upright soldierly old man, with a gentle, tired face; Emily Brent — female, mid-50s-60, she is a tall, thin spinster, with a disagreeable and suspicious face; Sir Lawrence Wargrave — male, 60-plus, an older man, a seasoned judge, with a lot of life experience behind him; and Dr. Armstrong — male, mid-40s, a fussy, good-looking man of 44 who looks rather tired.”

Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday at 7 p.m. in the Waterworks Theater. There will be cold readings from the script.

“In addition, we need a number of stagehands to assist during technical week rehearsals and the four public performances,” organizers said in the press release.

The show runs Aug. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. According to the release there will be a read-thru with the cast in mid-May and rehearsals begin June 19.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Waterworks Players at (434) 392-3452 or info@waterworksplayers.org.