And Then There Were Some
by Overtime Theater
Jul. 27 - Jul. 28 (2019)
Enid Dobbs, matriarch of a bizarre theatrical family housed in the seedy Briar Rose Theater, is in danger. She calls on her friend DeeDee McGee to bring together an unlikely band to defend her: Rowan Goody, a witch, and two private detectives, Annabelle Valentine and Mike Dandy. Trapped in the theater's green room, the potential prey struggle against an unseen assailant who kills, in various creative ways, one victim at a time.
And Then There Were Some is an interactive murder mystery, so who makes it out alive is up to you.
Auditions will be comprised of cold readings from the script. Sides available upon request.
For further information or questions, contact Emily Fitzgerald at emfo [AT] satx.rr.com.
Annabelle Valentine. (F, 25+) Valentine, as she prefers to be called, is a private detective with her partner, Mike Dandy. She is rough around the edges, tough, often vulgar and abrasive, but loyal and generous beyond measure to those she considers hers. She is unconcerned by looks or graces, a smart ass, and a woman of deep feeling, which is often disguised by her gruff demeanor. In this story, she falls for Rowan but romance, desire, attraction, flirtation are not things she’s indulged much. She’s confused by it, but not by Rowan’s gender. This isn’t a play about sexual orientation – it is a murder mystery during which two people fall at least a little in love. Those two people happen to be women. So the actor who plays Valentine has to be comfortable with playing a lesbian relationship on stage.
Rowan Goody. (F, 25+) Rowan is a witch. A real, magic working, witch, as well as a practical, no-nonsense woman. She has a bit of chip on her shoulder due to how her witch identity is usually received, but soon finds this odd bunch are her tribe. She bonds with DeeDee, Valentine, and Dandy and is instrumental in the battle to survive the kill zone in which they find themselves. In the course of events, Valentine and Rowan become attracted to each other. Their attraction somewhat surprises them both, but again, this isn’t about sexual orientation. It’s about a relationship between two women and that is simply accepted. Consequently, of course, the actor who plays her, like the actor who plays Valentine, has to be comfortable with playing such a relationship on stage.
DeeDee McGee. (30+) DeeDee is both a devotee of the self-actualization group “The Journey,” and a procuress. If you want to get in touch with your full potential, or you want some off the beaten path sex toys, she’s your girl. She’s also a flirt, a sweetheart, and the kind of woman you want in your corner. Nobody seems able to entirely say no to DeeDee – her accepting nature makes her irresistible. She is very feminine, somewhat glamorous, and could be played as a transwoman or drag queen, so people of any gender identity are welcome to audition for her.
Delilah Small. (F, 21+) Think a young Norma Desmond. She is always ready for her close-up. She is the definition of a drama queen, a beautiful, glamorous, entitled, hellion of a diva. The most passionate relationship in her life is that with co-star The Great Antonio Valencia – passionate hatred, that is. The two despise and obsess over one another to the exclusion of almost anything or anyone else. Delilah is the kind of character that allows an actor to see just how far over the top they can go and the kind the audience loves to hate.
The Great Antonio Valencia (M, 21+) Delilah’s other half, the male version of her. He is vain, demanding, entitled, and a match to her hell-raiser. He has taken out a restraining order against her so despite starring opposite one another in plays, they can’t get within 10 feet of each other. He is moody and a peacock, and again, the kind of character that begs for a big performance style; he’s a huge amount of fun to play.
Precast roles: Mike Dandy, Enid Dobbs, Snap Champlin