While The Lights Were Out Audition Information

While The Lights Were Out

Southgate Community Players is holding auditions for While the Lights Were Out on Sunday, January 21st and Monday, January 22nd at 7pm at the Corner Playhouse, 12671 Dix-Toledo in Southgate. Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to start time, please arrive early to allow ample time to register. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Production dates are March 29th & 30th and April 5th & 6th at 7:30pm, and April 7th at 2:30pm. If you have any questions please email southgatecommunityplayers@gmail.com, or message the SCP-Southgate Community Players Facebook page.

Actors must be at least 18 at the time of the audition. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition and will be considered for any and all roles. Roles will be played as the gender written, but actors are encouraged to audition as the gender they identify as. This will be an inclusive cast.

A thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! A blonde in black lace stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger! The detective examines the body and announces, “He’s been strangled!” This is but the opening of one of the most astounding and hilarious murder mysteries ever staged. Every clue is a lulu and the plot twists furiously. The final solution involves the most bizarre motive ever conceived. The delightful evening of mayhem gallops madly about the stage and will leave your audience breathless with surprise and laughter. The mystery is top-notch, the characters marvelous, and the comedy explosive!

Director: Mike Stec
Producer: Alexis Bartrum
Assistant Director: Jema McCardell

Available Roles

Characters – Note that most characters will speak with a posh British accent, except as noted. Accents strongly encouraged for auditions but not required.

LADY MONICA WICKENHAM (F 50-70) – a glamorous peeress
LORD CLIVE WICKENHAM (M 55-75) – her spouse, an eminent neurosurgeon
BIBI CAVENDISH (F 35-50) – a celebrated fashion designer
PIERRE POURRI (M 30-50) – an international playboy (mild French accent)
JASMINE PERDOO (F 35-55) – a houseguest from Alabama (American Southern accent)
MIMOSA (F 30-50) – the Wickenhams’ Jamaican maid (slight Jamaican/Caribbean accent)
NANCY STAFFORD (F 40-70) – the Wickenhams’ housekeeper (mainstream/slight Cockney accent)
TOM GROGGINS (M 25-40) – an unexpected visitor (mainstream British accent)
RODERICK REMLEY (M 50-70) – the Wickenhams’ butler
FREDONIA CUSTARDINE (F 45-65) – Monica’s sister
CHLOE CUSTARDINE (F 20-30) – Fredonia’s nubile daughter
ALGERNON WICKENHAM (M 25-35) – the Wickenhams’ dilettante son
BENJAMIN BRADDOCK (M 25-45) – an Inspector of Police (mainstream British accent)
ALMA THREEDLE (F 30-50) – Ben’s assistant, a police sergeant (mainstream British accent)
UNIDENTIFIED BLONDE (F 25-35) – an amnesiac and prime suspect  (light mainstream British accent)

“While the Lights Were Out” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com