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"Black Coffee" Stage Play Looking For Cast

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
ID: 265229Exp: 7/13/2024
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Auditions for Agatha Christie's "Black Coffee". Looking for actors. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: SYNOPSIS: An accomplished physicist has constructed a workable formula for one of the deadliest weapons on earth. After the theft of this formula and a suspicious murder, the stage is set for the legendary detective Hercule Poirot to get involved in the case. Poirot, along with the help of Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, must figure out who committed the murder or murders? and stole the formula? as well as sort through the endless red herrings, subplots, and wonderful twists and turns in true Agatha Christie fashion. This mystery will surprise and delight all audiences! Additional info: Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please complete the audition form attached and bring it to the audition. Please bring a resume of your theatrical experience and headshot or picture if you have one. Performance dates are October 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 and October 20 and 27 at 2pm. If you are interested, please apply.

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13 roles

Hercule PoirotMale50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Lead, slight French accent)—The famous detective from Belgium. Astute and insightful. Short in stature, somewhat vain, with brilliantined hair and a waxed moustache, Poirot enjoys his creature comforts. Relying on his "little grey cells" to solve crimes, Poirot is notably meticulous in his personal habits and his professional methodology. He has a great sense of dry humor and a sense of the ironic. Often only Hastings gets his jokes.

Captain Arthur HastingsMale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Lead, British accent)—Poirot's right-hand man. Not quite as astute as Poirot, but by no means stupid. He often acts as Poirot's sounding board, and evaluates theories and offers more conjecture. He has a great sense of humor and is generally kind, affable and good-natured.

Lucia AmoryFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, British accent)—Wife of Richard, she is half English and half Italian who was largely raised throughout Europe. She is beautiful. Although she is half Italian, she speaks perfect English. When Dr. Carelli turns up unexpectedly at Abbot’s Cleve and gets asked to stay as a house guest, she behaves erratically. Richard suspects that they might have something going on either currently or in the past, because he sees him talking to her and suspects he even passed her a note?

Miss Caroline AmoryFemale50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, British accent)—Sir Claud's dotty, younger sister who never stops talking. She is a lady of the old school, fussy but kind. Her niece says she is too Victorian in her outlook and dress. She is very conservative, innocent, and prone to not quite getting the full picture of what goes on around her. She runs the household and prides herself on her organization and the quality of her coffee.

Richard AmoryMale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, British accent)—Sir Claud's only son and husband to Lucia. Newly married, he is very much in love with his wife, who he married after a brief whirlwind courtship. He would do anything for her. He originally pursued a military career, but his father withdrew him from the army. Richard is intelligent, but he will never follow in his father's illustrious footsteps. Richard feels like a prisoner in his home and is frequently irritable and gloomy.

Barbara AmoryFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, British accent)—Sir Claud's niece. She relies upon him for support as she is an orphan. She is a very pretty and a very modern young woman. She is outspoken, lives on the wild side, and believes in speaking her mind, much to the horror of her Victorian aunt. In the course of events, she likes to flirt with various men. She wants to find a husband to take her away from her dreary life.

Edie RaynorFemale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, British accent)—Sir Claud's faithful secretary. Observant and intelligent, and somewhat reserved. One of the few people who actually understands his scientific discoveries and is capable of organizing his notes.

Dr. CarelliMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, Italian accent)—A mysterious visitor who claims to be an old friend of Lucia. Equally charming and suspicious.

Sir Claud AmoryMale60-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, British accent)—The patriarch of the Amory family and world-famous physicist. He is the irascible lord of the manor, who has no affection for his relatives and is devoted solely to his scientific discoveries.

Dr. GrahamMale40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, British accent)—Sir Claud's doctor. An intelligent man who is not fooled by flattery or easily influenced. Very logical and capable of presenting the facts as he sees them.

Inspector JappMale40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting Role, Cockney accent)—Japp is decidedly working class, his accent is rough, less polished. He is in charge of the local police; he and Poirot have previously worked on a previous case. He respects Poirot and Hastings very much. He is prone to saying what he thinks too loudly rather than being diplomatic. Nevertheless, he is respected as an officer of the law by both Poirot and Hastings.

TredwellFemale30-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Featured Role, British accent)—Faithful servant, but at the same time knows all of the "dirty laundry" of her employers. Few lines, but appears frequently to serve drinks, summon people, or show guests in.

JohnsonMale20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Featured Role, British accent)—Constable who works for Inspector Japp. Small role with minimal lines.