AUBURN — Community Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Deathtrap” at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 28, and at 7 p.m., Monday, March 29, at the Great Falls Center for the Arts, 30 Academy St. Rehearsals start in mid-April. Play dates are June 18-27.
Mary Meserve is directing the mystery/thriller by Ira Levin. It is an edge-of-your-seat, cat-and-mouse game with plenty of twists and turns to keep the audience guessing until the last scene. Auditioners are encouraged to be familiar with the entire script as there are numerous plot and character switches. Scripts may be picked up at the box office.
A further opportunity to review the script will be at an open “table read” at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 7, at CLT. The 1982 movie version with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve is a good representation of the script and follows the plot of the play closely.
In “Deathtrap,” brilliant playwright Sidney Bruhl is convinced his best writing is behind him when along comes a promising new play by Clifford Anderson, a former student. Sydney is convinced he must find a way to make the play his own, even if it is over Anderson’s dead body.
Cast of characters:
Sidney Bruhl: Playwright and author of the longest-running thriller on Broadway. Well-educated and conceited, but not without charm. Age 40-60. Must be in good shape physically and capable of some combat choreography.
Clifford Anderson: Student of Sydney’s. Young and good looking, polite but also brash and ambitious. Age 25 – 35. Must be in good shape physically and capable of some combat choreography.
Myra Bruhl: Sydney’s devoted wife. “At-home-in-Connecticut-society” intelligent, a bit high strung. Age 35-60.
Helga Ten Dorp: Famous psychic from Europe, visiting the United States. Dutch accent is a necessity. Seen as an eccentric by others. Strong personality. Age 40-70.
Porter Milgrim: Friend of Sidney’s and Myra’s and their lawyer. Observant, with good humor, and protective of Sidney. Age 40-60.
For more information, call the box office at 783-0958 or log on to www.laclt.com.