Bellevue Little Theatre Proudly Announces Auditions for:
Death by Design by Rob Urbinati
Audition Dates: Nov 14-15 starting at 7pm at Bellevue Little Theatre (203 W Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE)
Production runs January 14-30, 2022
Read Thru November 22
Masks will be required for all.
Proof of vaccination will be required upon casting.Production is in need of adult actors of any gender or ethnicity. BIPOC are especially encouraged to audition. Please plan to attend one evening. You do not need to prepare anything. Please dress in comfortable clothing. The audition will consist of readings from the script (no prior experience is necessary). (Ages 18+)
Director- Jon Flower
Stage Manager- Brian Callaghan
Costumer- Todd Uhrmacher
Tech Director- Joey Lorincz
About the Play:
What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël 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 ingénue, 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.
General Role Overview:
4m, 4w **various dialect work required for every role**
BRIDGIT – the maid; Irish, crabby, warm-hearted, fifties
JACK – the chauffer; Cockney, charming, clever, twenties
EDWARD BENNETT – the playwright; urbane, vain, thirties/forties
SOREL BENNETT – the actress; glamorous, daffy, thirties/forties
WALTER PEARCE – the politician; stiff, conservative, thirties/forties
ERIC – the radical; emphatic, fiery, twenties
VICTORIA VAN ROTH – the Bohemian; intense, artistic, any age
ALICE – the visitor; sweet, shy, twenties
Bellevue Little Theatre does not discriminate against any person regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Auditions are open to all. Actors of all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to audition!