Dial M for Murder
by Fredericksburg Theater Company
Aug. 20 - Aug. 21
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband: He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her.
Auditions for FTC's fall production Dial "M" for Murder are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 20th and 21st, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 South U.S Highway 87 in Fredericksburg.
All roles are available for auditions. Auditions will be conducted by cold readings from the script. Scripts for Dial "M" for Murder can be checked out at the Fredericksburg Theater Company offices at the same location starting Monday, July 23rd, 2018. The checkout period is 48 hours. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If cast, attendance to technical week rehearsals, October 8th-14th, 2018 is mandatory, as well as attendance to all performances. Performance dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 12th-28th, 2018. If you have further questions, please contact FTC Executive Director, Steve Reily at 888-669-7114.
Margot Wendice: The charming, naïve, and wealthy wife of Tony, Margot has no idea that Tony knows of her past affair with Max, nor does she suspect that Tony is planning to murder her.
Max Halliday: An American murder mystery writer, Tony had an affair with Margot during the time Tony was playing professional tennis tournaments in America. He is still in love with Margot and comes to visit the couple in London.
Tony Wendice: Margot's husband, Tony is a former professional tennis player who married Margot for her money. He is selfish and arrogant and has an elaborate scheme to murder Margot because of jealousy over a past affair between Margot and Max.
Captain Lesgate: An old schoolmate of Tony's and a convicted criminal, Lesgate is nowbeing blackmailed by Tony into murdering Margot. He seems willing to do anything formoney.
Inspector Hubbard: A British Inspector of Police, Hubbard is a bit eccentric, butthoughtful and thorough.
Thompson: A police officer.