Murdered to Death
by Way Off Broadway Community Players
Feb. 17 (2020)
A pleasant little weekend party in the country quickly devolves into a sideways send-up of Agatha Christie. Enter the usual suspects, rife with intersecting backstories, secrets, and motives; not to mention errant pistols, forged paintings, blackmail, affairs, an alluring last-will-and-testament, acerbic dialog, and a good deal of sherry… Will you deduce who done it? Or die laughing?
A manic mix of soap-opera, verbal acrobatics, satire and quirky characters-BWW
Deliciously wicked -British Theatre Guide
Supremely silly fun…undeniably entertaining -Florida Theater On Stage
Way Off Broadway will hold open auditions for the play "Murdered to Death" by Peter Gordon at 7 pm on Monday, February 17, at the theater.
The play will be directed by Bethany Watkin and will run March 27, 28, April 3, 4, 10, 11, 2020 at 8 pm and March 29 and April 5 at 3 pm.
Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. A resumé and photo would be helpful but are not required. Bring your personal schedule to identify conflicts with rehearsal and performance schedule. We are located at 11880 Hero Way West, Bldg 4, Leander, TX 78641 (behind Smokey Mo’s).
Characters: 5 Women, 5 Men
The characters in Murdered to Death are all deliberately based upon ‘whodunnit’ stereotypes. Experience over many productions shows that the humour works best when they are played relatively ‘straight’. Ages are for guidance only and can be varied, provided that the overall balance is maintained.
Mildred - Moderately wealthy owner of Bagshot House.
Dorothy - Mildred’s niece. Rather plain.
Bunting - The butler.. Pedantic and rather creepy.
Colonel Charles Craddock - Dresses in tweeds. Confident but blustering.
Margaret Craddock - The long-suffering but acerbic wife of Charles.
Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington - Attractive and stunningly dressed. Very high society.
Pierre Marceau - A french art dealer. An exaggerated french accent.
Joan Maple - A spinster in her sixties. Amateur sleuth.
Constable Thomkins - Young, bright uniformed village policeman.
Inspector Pratt - Inept, posing and clumsy.