Auditions

We are excited to announce Auditions for our Fall show, Ken Ludwig’s award-winning “The Game’s Afoot”

(also known as “Holmes For The Holidays”)

Auditions will be Monday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 26 from 7-9 P.M. at Marysville Christian Church on 17000 Waldo Rd. in Marysville (in the Chapel).

Those interested in auditioning please bring a filled out audition form for to one of our audition sessions where you will be doing a cold read. The cast features 3 males and 5 females. A full Synopsis of the characters is listed below.


“The Game’s Afoot,” our eighth production, will be staged November 3-5, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Marysville. It is being directed by David Dodds and assistant directed by Tori Moledor. Proceeds from the production will benefit the Union County Non-profit, Bridges Community Action Partnership.


Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play, “The Game’s Afoot” takes place in December 1936.  Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

If you have any questions about the auditions you can email auditions@silversceneplayers.com or you can call the box office line at 937-553-3SSP (3777).


CHARACTER SYNOPSIS

William Gillette (Male 30s/40s)
A dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man). Has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case.

Felix Geisel (Male 40s/50s)
The company’s character actor, Felix is histrionic and arch. A true theatrical that has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. Married to Madge.

Simon Bright (Male 20s/30s)
The ‘mangenue’ of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.

Inspector Harriet Goring (Female 40s/50s)
English and eccentric, completely one of a kind. By turns, witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man.

Martha Gillette (Female 60s/70s)
Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. Always willing to lob a criticism when necessary, all the same, Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits.

Madge Geisel (Female 40s/50s)
Wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. Is game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging.

Aggie Wheeler (Female 20s/30s)
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple.

Daria Chase (Female 30s/40s)
Glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic we all love to hate. Biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes.


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