Auditions for Agatha Christie’s courtroom thriller, Witness for the Prosecution, will be held at Church Hill Theatre on Tuesday and Thursday, December 6 & 8 at 6 pm and on Saturday, December 10 at 11 am. Christopher Wallace will direct the production and performances are scheduled for weekends, March 24 to April 9, 2017.
This classic mystery is a suspenseful thriller, which revolves around the murder of an elderly rich woman, a naïve young man who is the major suspect and the testimony of his shrewish wife.
Director Wallace is seeking a cast of 16 men and women, some who will play double roles, for the following characters:
Sir Wilfred Robarts: (middle aged/elderly) Queens Counsel. Accomplished, gracious and stately; Leonard Vole: (young) friendly, simple, cheery; Romaine: (mid-30s) Leonard’s “wife.” Foreign, cool, daunting, brazen, must be good with accents; Mr. Myers: (middle aged/elderly) Q.C. Lawyer for the prosecution in Leonard’s trial; Mr. Carter/Justice Wainwright: (middle aged/elderly) Carter is Sir Wilfred’s chief clerk: persnickety. The Judge is dignified, lawful, stoic, and precise; Mr. Mayhew/Mr. Clegg: Mayhew is the solicitor Leonard consults. He assists Sir Wilfred in pre-trial questioning. Nice man, shrewd, dry, precise, good knowledge of the law. Mr. Clegg is an assistant in the forensics lab he is unsure and full of himself; Janet Mackenzie: (50s) A domineering dour Scotswoman, the murdered woman’s housekeeper, loathes Leonard, Scottish accent; Inspector Hearne/Policeman: (30s/40s) Tall, good looking. Policeman, same with change of accent. Could be female; Greta: (young) Sir Wilfred’s secretary: fresh, blonde, pixilated; Dr. Wyatt: (middle aged) gives testimony in court. Male or female; The Other Woman: (young) Strawberry blonde. A small role but essential to the story line; Plain clothes detective/Warden: (any age) Male or female; Clerk of the Court/Usher: (any age) male or female; Foreman of the Jury: (any age) Male Juror 2: (any age) Female; and Juror 3: (any age) Male.
Please come prepared to do reading from the script. For more information, please call the theatre at 410-556-6003 or email Nina Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org.