Death by Design
by Wimberley Players

Nov. 14 - Nov. 15

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.

 

  -- blurb by Eastern Oregon University for October, 2015 production

 

 

[image from Eastern Oregon University]


Audition Notice

Death By Designby Rob Urbinati

 

Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, TX. 78676

Directed by: Laura Haygood

Production Dates: Feb. 9th - Mar. 4th  2018. Fri/Sat curtains at 7:30 p.m., Sun at 2:30 pm.

Audition Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 14th, beginning at 7:00 pm, and Wednesday, Nov.15th, beginning at 7:00 pm. Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd. Wimberley TX. 78676

Callbacks: Saturday, Nov. 18th 10-2 am. Callbacks are by invitation only.

Process: You may come either the 14th or 15th for cold readings and activities that evaluate physical comedy, creativity  and ability to take direction. Call backs are Nov. 18th  for more in depth readings and character analysis.

Please email your preferred audition date to the address below and bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

Characters:

 

Bridgit- the maid, Irish accent, fifties

Jack- the chauffer, Cockney accent, twenties

Edward Bennett-the playwright, thirties/forties 

Sorry Bennett-the actress, thirties/forties 

Walter Pearce-politician, thirties/forties 

Eric-the radical, twenties 

Victoria Van Roth-the Bohemian, any age

Alice- the shy visitor, twenties 

 

For information and to schedule audition, please email auditions@wimberleyplayers.org