Tidewater Players hosts auditions for a new world premiere of an original play, Clue: An Original Audience Participation Comedy
Monday, December 18, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
Auditions for both nights held at Bomboy’s Ice Cream Parlor 329 Market Street (across the street from the candy store) Havre de Grace MD 21078
directed by Mark Briner
Prepare a short comic monologue from a play or movie, the more over the top and outrageous the better. Be prepared to read
Performance dates February 22-March 4, 2018
the Cultural Center at the Opera House, Havre de Grace MD
The Characters–5 Men/4 Women, all well versed in physical comedy as well as comic rapporte
ASHE—30-55, a typical old school British butler at Tudor Manor with a contemporary sass. Authoritative and commanding, he’s the no nonsense de facto narrator of the piece, and the voice of comic reason. Must have good improvisational skills and be comfortable addressing the audience directly.
Mrs. WHITE—35-50+, the housekeeper at Tudor Manor, the typical congenial British well heeled servant, she’s mannerly, reserved, and professional, but a little disgruntled over working conditions with a wide passive/aggressive streak.
Miss SCARLET—mid 20s-mid 30s, the typical femme fatale, a semi-famous movie starlet on the verge of superstardom, she’s beautiful, alluring, cunning, and ruthless. She knows how to use her wiles to get what she wants.
Mrs. PEACOCK—40+, a wealthy society matron, opinionated and judgmental. She has an obvious drinking problem, and has trouble holding her tongue when she imbibes. The tough, elitist matron becomes a loud, boozy broad in about 3 martinis. Strong comedic actress
Mr. GREEN—30-ish, a financial wizard with a golden touch on Wall Street, he’s tall, dark, handsome, suave, and mysterious. The typical golden boy, he is able to charm his way out of any situation and isn’t used to losing. And he may be just a little too perfect to be real. If he bears a passing resemblance to a young Tony Perkins, so much the better.
Prof. PLUM—35-50-ish, a distinguished man of letters who teaches literature and writing at a prominent east coast Ivy League school. He’s easy prey for the harder personalities he’s amongst. Strong comedic actor with a prickly nervous energy
Col. MUSTARD—60+, a retired Army officer with a superior service record, he’s a Teddy Roosevelt type—loud, opinionated, and slightly daft, with the possibility of dementia setting in. Strong comedic character actor
The OTHER MEN (all played by the same actor, 35-55):
JOHN BODDY—an oily and vile playboy, and the host of the evening’s dubious soiree, and the victim of the plot. He also plays a variety of other incidental characters. Requires versatile comic skills from smarmy to manic to sunny to stern
The OTHER WOMEN (all played by the same actress, 20-35):
A variety of comic character roles. Requires versatile comic skills from bimbo to haughty to slightly daft