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Auditions for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery- City Park Players

Event Category:
Theater
Start Date:
July 27, 2019
End Date:
July 27, 2019
Location:
Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre
Time:
10:00 AM
 City Park Players is holding auditions for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery  on Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 AM and Monday, July 29th at 6:00 PM. Auditions will be held in the Lobby of the Kress Theatre.

For more information, email City Park Players at cityparkplayers@gmail.com.

All auditions are a cold read.

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by Ken Ludwig

Directed by:
Kathy Richey

PERFORMANCES:
September 26 – October 6

Comedy / 4m, 1f

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.

Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters.

Does a wild hell-hound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

ROLES:
Sherlock Holmes: Male, 30-49 – highly intelligent, confident, charismatic, quick-witted, obsessive. Thinks very highly of his close friend Watson. A sophisticated mind who savors adventure and an intriguing mystery, and has a manic gleam of mischief in his eyes. A mind that works overtime. All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

Doctor Watson: Male, 40-49 – smart, grounded, full of heart and wonder, lives to have adventures and assist his close friend Holmes. We see the play through his eyes. The heart and soul of the play. All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

Actor One: Male, 30-49 – must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles (over 10), including Stapleton (seemingly geeky butterfly lover who conceals a psychopath within), Barrymore (mournful caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Milker (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Lucy (loving wife of Wilson), and Dr. Mortimer (elegant, friendly, passionate). All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

Actor Two: Male, 20-39 – must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Sir Hugo Baskerville (a brutal, cruel Cavalier), Wilson (exuberant, hearty head of messenger office), Sir Henry Baskerville (young Texan relation to Baskervilles, open-hearted, earnest, ready for adventure and to fall in love), and Inspector Lestrade (cocky police inspector). All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

Actress One: Female, 30-39 – must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Miss Stapleton (Stapleton’s initially secretive, scared “sister” who passionately falls in love with Sir Henry), Cartwright (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Mrs. Barrymore (severe, humorless Swedish caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Mrs. Hudson (older, maternal housekeeper for Holmes). All ethnicities strongly encouraged.

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