Auditions will consist of cold readings of selected scenes from the script.
Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously, but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer
turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.
Suggested audience: Adults and Teens
Cast of Characters:
6 men, 3 women
(Note: Richard Warwick is listed as a character in the script, but is only a dead body through Act 1, Scene 1)
Laura Warwick: An attractive woman of about 30
Michael Starkwedder: An active, tough-looking man of about 35, not very polished, but a shrewd thinker as well as being a man of action
Miss Bennett (Benny): A woman of fifty, grey-haired, alert, brisk, showing marks of an ex-hospital nurse
Jan Warwick: A young man of about 19 having a strange, rather innocent fawn-like face with eyes which can be rather quick and sly upon occasion, but a sweetness in manner
Mrs. Warwick: A tall, commanding old lady, although leaning on a stick, she is quite alert and is obviously a strong personality
Henry Angell: A man of about 48, he has a correct manner, but a shifty eye
Sergeant Cadwallader: A young Welsh man with a soft, musical voice
Inspector Thomas: A middle-aged man, rather poker-faced and dryly sarcastic
Julian Ferrar: A handsome man of about 36 with a soldierly aspect
This will be a traditionally performed reader's theater with music stands. British accents will be required as this will be an Agatha Christie period piece. The play takes place in Richard Warwick's study in South Wales near the Bristol Channel.