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"Murder On The Nile" - Open Call - Poway, CA

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1607998
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Poway, CA - 92064
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
1-9-2020
Audition Date
1-28-2020
Expiration Date
1-26-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Los Angeles, CA | San Diego, CA

Audition Description

This classic Agatha Christie mystery is set in the observation saloon of the Egyptian paddle steamer Lotus as it cruises down the Nile, in the mid-1920s. Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth and a new husband. , They embark on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile where fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny by the perceptive cleric Canon Pennefather, are a multitude of memorable passengers. It seems that each of them could have a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia build as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.


Please bring a resume of theatrical experience and a head shot.
Appointments are not necessary.

  • Role #1 - Beadseller 1

    A pesky peddler trying to get a buck / Assistant Steward / Egyptian Policeman – (Supporting, minor) A great chance for three cameos in one. Beadseller - Beadseller - eager, bright and witty hustler. Middle Eastern accent and also Speaks in Arabic Ethnicity: Any Line Load: Light Stage Time: Short, multiple scenes / one of multiple roles by single actor
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #2 - Beadseller 2

    A pesky peddler trying to make a buck / McNaught (Supporting, minor). -Two very different cameos in one. Beadseller - Eager, bright and witty hustler. McNaught – all business, ships officer. Multiple accents. Middle Eastern accent and also Speaks in Arabic. Also Scottish accent for Ships Manager. Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Light Stage Time: Two short scenes, multiple roles
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #3 - Steward

    The head waiter (Supporting, minor) Egyptian steward of the paddle steamer Lotus; sly and humorous character with the opportunity to go beyond what appears on the page, speaks with a strong middle-eastern accent and can speak more clearly when he wants to. Scripted as Nubian. Ideal role for non-Caucasian actors, although all actors will be considered. Speaks in Arabic. Ethnicity: Any Line Load: Light Stage Time: Often on Stage
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #4 - Helen Ffoliot

    Helen Ffoliot-ffoulkes, a wealthy snob – (Supporting, major) Unpleasant aging socialite; rude, snobbish and gruff. A believer in the upper and lower classes and that the twain should NEVER meet. Veddy British. Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Med Stage Time: Several scenes
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 60 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #5 - Christina Grant

    Helen's niece – (Supporting, large) Nice sensible girl with an amazingly equable temper. Great-niece of Ms. FFolliott-ffoulkes, grateful for the adventure on her aunt's dime. Mild Scottish accent Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: light Stage Time: Several scenes
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #6 - Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn

    The "richest girl in England" – (Lead) A charismatic, wealthy and spoiled young socialite who leaves all in her path breathless with admiration or disgust. Very much in love with her husband. Upper class British Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Heavy Stage Time: Often on Stage for first half of play.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 24 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #7 - Simon Mostyn

    Kay's new husband (Supporting, major) Good-looking, good-tempered with a simple hearty manner, from humble beginnings, determined not to use Kay for her money, protective of his wife. Standard British. Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Heavy Stage Time: Often on Stage
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 27 - 29
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #8 - Louise

    Kay's flirty and devious French maid (Supporting) Speaks fluent French and English with a French accent. Ethnicity: Any Line Load: Medium Stage Time: Several scenes
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 39
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #9 - Dr. Bessner

    A doctor from a country ruined by Kay's father (Supporting, major) He is a bespectacled and bookish man; very correct and Germanic. He hates Kay's father and blames him for the financial ruin of his country and his family. English with a German accent. Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Medium Stage Time: Several scenes, often on stage
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 59
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #10 - Canon Ambrose Pennef

    Canon Ambrose Pennefather, Kay's uncle and guardian (Lead) A strong presence in any room, he is a clergyman self-described as from "a worldly order of the clergy who enjoys the good things in life;" He is Kay's guardian, whom she calls Uncle Ambrose. He is confident yet kindly, wise with a sense of the ironic. He is also the sleuth and pivotal detective of the play. Standard British Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Heavy Stage Time: Most often on stage
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #11 - Jacqueline deSeverac

    Kay's ex-best friend and Simon's ex-fiancee (Lead) Simon's lovely ex-fiancee and was Kay's best friend. She has always been cool and composed but is truly raging inside with jealousy over Simon and Kay's marriage. It drives her to moments of intense emotional hysteria. Standard British Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Heavy Stage Time: Often on stage
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 24 - 25
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #12 - William Smith

    Cocky, wise-cracking , irreverent, (Supporting, major) Somewhat cocky and arrogant, he has devoted himself to the causes of the "working man" yet with a sparkle in the eye. A bit dirty and careless about his dress. His voice and dry wit contradict his appearance. Upper Class British Ethnicity: Caucasian Line Load: Medium Stage Time: Often on stage
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 43
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • Role #13 - McNaught

    The Lotus's captain, totally in charge (Supporting, minor) Scottish In charge and complete control, imposing demeanor. British with strong Scottish accent Ethnicity: Any Line Load: Light Stage Time: 1 short scene
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 26, 2020

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