“Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles” Auditions

By Kate Danley Directed by Linda Paulse

AUDITION INFORMATION

COVID PRECAUTIONS  TRP will continue to monitor positivity rates in the metro area and will follow recommendations provided by the CDC, State and Local Health departments to ensure a safe environment for all, including requiring the use of masks when recommended by the CDC or when requested by individual casts. TRP strongly recommends that all cast members stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations for their own personal safety.

PERFORMS Weekends November 18-December 18 and a PWYC night on Monday, November 28

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 3-5pm (Doors open at 2pm) and Sunday, September 11 from 7 to 9 pm (Doors open at 6:00pm). Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sign up online to submit a digital resume and/or headshot using this form. Advance sign up is recommended, but not required. If NOT completing the online form, please bring a headshot and resume.

 IN-PERSON CALLBACKS Monday, September 12, 7pm

 ROLES Except as noted, roles are open to actors of all identities – racial, ethnic, sexual, gender – and no roles assume the presence or absence of disability

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
LT. ARTHUR HASTINGS: (20s – 30s) a romantic and aspiring detective. Old friend to John.

JOHN CAVENDISH: (30s – 40s) trained as a barrister but settled down as a country squire. Older brother to Lawrence; husband to Mary.

LAWRENCE CAVENDISH: (20s – 30s) trained as a doctor, now an aspiring poet. Shy and reserved. Younger brother to John.

HERCULE POIROT: (40s+) famous detective, impeccable in manner and dress.

  1. BAUERSTEIN: (50s) Medical specialist in poisons.

ALFRED INGLETHORP: (30s – 40s) recently married to Emily; her former secretary.

DETECTIVE JAPP: (40s – 50s)  long-time Inspector for Scotland Yard.

EVIE HOWARD: (40s – 50s) sensible, hard-working, loyal companion to Emily.

MARY CAVENDISH: (20s – 30s) hard-working, sensitive, a survivor. Married to John.

CYNTHIA MURDOCH: (20s) works in Dispensary at hospital, full of life. Ward of Mrs. Ingelthorp’s.

EMILY INGLETHORP: (60s – 70s) mistress of Styles Court; autocratic, socialite. Stepmother to John and Lawrence, newly married to Alfred Inglethorp.

DORCAS: (50s +) loyal parlor maid at Styles Court.

AUDITION SIDES
Lawrence/Hastings
John/Mary
Poirot/Hastings
Evie/John
Evie/John/Mary
Emily/Alfred/Cynthia/Hastings
Dorcas/Poirot
Cynthia/Hastings
Dr. Bauerstein/Detective Japp – 1
Dr. Bauerstein/Detective Japp – 2