Auditions for Gaslight Theater’s fall show, “The Stranger,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Hallowell City Hall.

“The Stranger” is an adaptation by Agatha Christie, of her short story “Philomel Cottage.” The play centers around Enid Bradshaw, who breaks her seven-year engagement to Dick Lane in favor of marrying the charming Gerald Strange, whom she had known for a mere afternoon. The two move to a cottage in the country in Act Two, and it is then that we get a sense of Gerald’s true character. Things are not always what they seem, of course, and a well-placed red herring plus Enid’s fascination with Scheherazade and “One Thousand and One Nights” add key elements to the plot.

Show dates are the weekends of  Nov. 11, 12 & 13 and 18, 19 and 20  at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.

Please bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to auditions. Show consists of 2 acts with parts for four women and two men. Auditions are cold readings. For more information check or call 207-626-3698.

Founded in 1937 as the Augusta Players, and since doing business as Gaslight Theater, are the oldest continuously operating community theater in Maine. Productions have taken place in Hallowell City Hall since the late 1970s (until COVID intervened). We hope to return to our regular schedule in 2023 which is normally four shows a year, usually in late winter, early summer, late summer, and the fall, featuring a balance among musicals, mysteries, comedies, classics and new or experimental plays. For each show, we have at least six performances over two weekends, including Sunday matinees.

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