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"Murder On The Orient Express" Play In Need Of Cast

Carmel, IN, United States
ID: 223660Exp: 6/5/2023

Actors needed for "Murder on the Orient Express" show. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails. With a train full of remarkable suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot. Additional info: Headshots/resumes welcome. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. If you have a prepared monologue you may present it as time allows, but it is not required. Rehearsals will begin in late June, with performances on the following dates: Friday, August 4, 2023 - 7:30 pm Saturday, August 5, 2023- 7:30 pm Sunday, August 6, 2023- 2:30 pm Thursday, August 10, 2023- 7:30 pm Friday, August 11, 2023- 7:30 pm Saturday, August 12, 2023- 7:30 pm Sunday, August 13, 2023- 2:30 pm Please see the attachment for more details.

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17 roles

Hercule PoirotMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Hercule Poirot, a recurring Christie character, has become one of the most famous fictional detectives. Poirot is a retired Belgian police officer turned private detective. As a private detective he tours Europe and the Mid-East solving murder mysteries. Because he is a private detective and has no apparent family, Hercule Poirot has a great deal of freedom. He is independently wealthy and the decisions he makes are not subject to law or otherwise.

M. BoucMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The director of the Compagnie Wagon Lits and formerly worked for the Belgian police force with Poirot. Traveling on the Orient Express, M. Bouc asks Poirot to take the case. M. Bouc provides comic relief in the novel, constantly frustrated with the case and confused by Poirot.

Dr. ConstantineMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The coroner aboard the Orient Express. Dr. Constantine is often Poirot or M. Bouc's sidekick and is present for most of the evidence gathering. Dr. Constantine examines Ratchett's body and determines when he could have been killed.

Mary DebenhamFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary Debenham, the tormented and unhappy spinster stock character, is actually the most attractive and interesting female on the Orient Express. Poirot describes Mary as "cool and efficient," a formal and somewhat uncaring English lady; however, Mary is also revealed as an extremely passionate woman. Poirot is attracted to Mary's defiance and quick mind, when she enters the dining car for questioning, he describes her, saying, "She wore not hat. Her head was thrown back..."

Mrs. HubbardFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The character of Mrs. Hubbard is instrumental in the planning and carrying out of the murder. Mrs. Hubbard's cabin is right next to Ratchett and shares a communicating door with him. The night of the murder Mrs. Hubbard tells Poirot that Ratchett is a monster and that she is scared of him, she plants the idea that Ratchett is a bad person is Poirot's mind. The reader knows that Poirot already suspects Ratchett of evildoings, but Mrs. Hubbard does not.

Colonel ArbuthnotMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A friend of Colonel Armstrong, and father of Daisy Armstrong. Like Mary Debenham, Poirot suspects him because he called Mary by her first name on the train to Stamboul. Colonel Arbuthnot is hard-willed, polite and very "English."

Princess DragomiroffFemale60-80 y.o.All ethnicities

A Russian princess. Princess Dragomiroff is a generally despicable, ugly old lady; her yellow, toad-like face puts off Poirot. She is the owner of the famous "H" handkerchief found in Ratchett's room and tells Poirot many lies about the other passenger's identities.

Hector McQueenMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ratchett's personal secretary. Hector is truly in cahoots with the Armstrong family. McQueen tries to hard to tell Poirot that Ratchett did not speak any French—making him an immediate suspect in the case.

RatchettMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Real name Cassetti, kidnapped and murdered the young Daisy Armstrong for money. The Armstrong family murders Ratchett because he escaped punishment in the U.S. Poirot describes Ratchett as a wild animal.

Countess AndrenyiFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The sister of Sonia Armstrong, did not murder Ratchett. Because the Countess is closest to the Armstrong case, she attempts to conceal her identity by dropping grease on her passport and smudging the name label on her luggage. The Countess is quite young, dark haired and beautiful.

Count AndrenyiMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A very defensive man who tries to conceal the true identity of his wife, Countess Andrenyi. The Count takes his wife's place in the murder.

Cyrus HardmanMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The big flamboyant American. Cyrus is a detective with a well-known detective service in New York City. He becomes involved with the Armstrongs because he was in love with Daisy's French nurse who committed suicide after Daisy was killed. Cyrus pretends to help Poirot with the case.

Antonio FoscanelliMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

M. Bouc is sure that Antonio, a big menacing Italian man, had something to do with the murders, primarily because M. Bouc distrusts Italians. Revealed by Poirot, Antonio was the Armstrong's chauffer. Antonio loved dear little Daisy and tears when he speaks of her.

Greta OhlssonFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Greta Ohlsson weeps and weeps and weeps. The Swedish lady was Daisy Armstrong's nurse and is a very delicate type—not meant for murder.

Hildegarde SchmidtFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Has a kindly face set in an expression of "placid stupidity." Hildegarde is rather slow-minded and unquestioningly carries out the ugly Princess's orders. Hildegarde pretends to be Princess Dragomiroff's maid, but is truly the Armstrong's cook.

Edward Henry MastermanMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ratchett's valet, brought into the murder plot by Hardman. Masterman is not a terribly colorful character, mainly referred to by his function—"the valet." Masterman is very polite and obedient, perhaps even haughty.

Pierre MichelMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Father of the suicidal nursemaid of Daisy Armstrong, is the Conductor of the Orient Express. Pierre, like the other servants does not initially receive much scrutiny—he is not a top suspect. However, as the novel progresses, his involvement in the murder is proven essential.