Auditions for The Bold, The Young and The Murdered will take place on February 9th & 10th at 7pm in the annex building at Olympia Little Theatre. 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia WA. Character Descriptions will be posted soon.
Agatha Christie’s Go Back for Murder – Olympia Little Theatre
– June 12 -28, 2020. For more information contact the Director, Toni C. Holm tch@Well.com.
Auditions: Sunday, March 29, 2019 2pm, Monday March 30 7pm.
Call backs likely: Tue /Wed in OLT Annex building 1925 Miller Ave., Olympia, WA 98506
A classic whodunit by the bestselling author of all time. Christie had some surprising turns in her past and so does our main character
Synopsis: Carla Crayle receives a shocking present on her 21st birthday, a posthumous letter from her mother. She reads that her parents did not die in an accident; her mother died in prison for the crime of murdering her father. The letter assures Carla that her mother was innocent. Carla goes after the real murderer, bringing together everyone who had been present at the scene of the crime 16 years earlier.
The play takes place in two eras, Act I (mid-60’s), Act II 16 years earlier (1940’s). The same actors play their character at both ages. (With a possible exception.)
Characters (Ages listed are playing ages. Actors of all ethnicities are welcome! Accents not required.)
Carla & Caroline Crayle – female 20 – 30 – This actor plays both the daughter (Act I) and the mother (Act II). Many lines! She has a plan to solve the murder no matter who opposes her.
Justin Fogg – male 20-30 – Attorney, son of Caroline’s original defense attorney. Love interest for Carla.
Turnball – male 45 -70 Clerk for the law firm (small part, Act I only, but a wonderful character)
Jeff Rogers – male 20-40 Carla’s putative fiance’ – a bit of a bully (Small part, Act I only, may be doubled)
Phillip Blake – best friend of Carla’s father, Amyas. Previously had proposed to Caroline.
Meredith Blake – younger brother of Phillp. Current owner of the house where the murder took place that is the scene of Act II. The poison came from his lab. Was he in love with Caroline before she married Amyas?
Elsa (Greer) Melksham – female 20-30 – Beautiful. The “other woman” and subject of Amyas’s painting “The Girl in the Yellow Shirt”. Later she marries well, and often.
Miss Williams – 50 – 60 ish. Intellectual, feminist – Governess to Angela, witness to all of the events of the murder.
Angela Warren – (female(s) ages 14 and 30) Younger half-sister of Caroline Crayle, present at the time of the murder. May be cast with either one or two different actors. If so:
- Angela Warren female age 14 (Act II only) – a bit of a brat, murder suspect
- Angela Warren female age 30 (Act I only) – an intellectual author and world traveler
Amyas Crale (male 30-40) painter, libertine, murder victim. Unfaithful husband of Caroline. In his own words, an “egotistic loose-living bastard”.