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Upcoming Auditions at ECC Theatre

Auditions are open to everyone- join us!


The One Act Play That Goes Wrong

 

By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields:

 

Directed by Will Bonfiglio

Auditions Monday, March 4th 6:30-9pm

Please look over the audition selections below (regardless of gender). 

Auditions will consist of these readings.

 

Not sure what to wear? Please do not feel the need to wear anything overly formal/professional. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in and that make you feel confident.

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Callbacks (if necessary) Thursday, March 7th at 6:30pm.

If callbacks are not needed, this day will be our first rehearsal.

Audition readings are HERE

Click HERE for the rehearsal schedule 

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous.

 

This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).

 

Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter.

Age ranges for characters are flexible (18+) and will depend upon groupings and pairings found through auditions.

 

There is some gender flexibility for roles typically male-identified.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a physically demanding show. Most roles will require varying amounts of crawling, climbing, lifting, running, and/or falling.There is also a sword fight and some hand-to-hand combat.

All characters have English accents.

Character Descriptions:

  • CHRIS: (The director of the show – also plays Inspector Carter). A first-time director but a fairly decent actor, if maybe a little melodramatic. Maybe he’s been in a Shakespeare play once. He tries his best to keep the show on track while gritting his teeth at the ineptitude which surrounds him. 

  • JONATHAN: (Plays Charles Haversham, deceased). Jonathan has been cast as the murder victim but has trouble playing dead. Don’t worry – The longer he is dead the more lines he has in the play.   

  • SANDRA: (Plays Florence, the fiancé of the deceased who is having a secret affair with his brother)  The secret to Sandra’s acting “success” is to play every single line as though she was trying to catch the attention of a casting director that may be distantly seated in the audience.   

  • MAX: (Plays Cecil, brother of the deceased who is having a secret affair with Florence – also plays Arthur the gardener in Act II). Do you remember that one kid from elementary school plays that would break character to wave at his mom in the audience?  That kid grew up to be Max.   

  • ROBERT: (Plays Thomas, the deceased best friend and Florence’s brother). Robert is the lead actor of the show, at least that is his opinion.  He is also the author of the self published book Anything You Can Act, I Can Act Louder.    

  • DENNIS: (Plays Perkins the butler). Poor Dennis.  Their one goal for opening night is keep the nervous flop sweat from blurring the lines written on their hand. 

  • ANNIE: (The stage manager). Annie would sincerely prefer to remain in the shadows backstage and is terrified by the audience… until opportunity knocks and she gets her first taste of the spotlight.  Now she is never going back no matter who gets hurt. 

  • TREVOR: (The sound tech guy). Trevor is so cocky at running sound he says he could do it in his sleep. Wait, no. He IS asleep.  At the controls.  Again.

 

Performances April 18-21, 2024.

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