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Auditions: A NIGHT OF MYSTERY

Auditions: A NIGHT OF MYSTERY

Recorded monologues (any genre) should be submitted to andrea.robertson@paradisevalley.edu by October 14th.

All rehearsals will happen remotely and the show will be recorded from home with checked out equipment and then streamed in December.

A NIGHT OF MYSTERY

Adapted from Agatha Christie’s “The Case of the Careless Client” 
And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Musgrave Ritual”

Synopsis- 

POIROT:

Herculene Poirot grew up learning about crime and investigation from her great-uncle, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. But, when Ms. Poirot stumbles upon a murder in her hotel, she must solve her first case with a new mentor. As the truth begins to unravel, Poirot must find the killer before he follows through on his threats, or finds a new victim.

HOLMES: 

In the present day, Dr. Watson recounts a most extraordinary tale to our host, Manning.  Sherlock is vacationing in Phoenix when he receives a call from and old friend, Reggie Musgrave, urgently requesting his help. Musgrave’s butler, Brunton has gone missing. A mysterious riddle leads to a startling discovery. The game is most certainly afoot.

NOTE: Some of these characters can be gender switched and age will be based on casting.

Characters (Poirot)

Herculene Poirot: Young french exchange student. Trained by her great uncle, Poirot. Eye for detail, confident demeanor. Speaks with a slight accent.

Abigail Fletcher: Hotel guest. Mystery enthusiast.

Detective Stevens: Seasoned detective and mentor to Herculene. Experienced, committed, slightly mysterious.

Hilary Kent/Johnathan Parrish: Hilary Kent - psychopath, murderer and con-artist. Pretending to be Parrish, a currency expert who guards his privacy.

Johnny: Student, hotel elevator operator. Polite, helpful, but cautious.

Laura Parrish: Adult daughter of Johanthan Parrish, visiting her father in town.

Clerk: Apartment agency clerk in a dead-end job.

Characters (Holmes)

Mr. / Ms. Manning: The show’s Host. Curious and eager to learn more about the pair’s adventures. 

Dr. Watson: Holmes’ sidekick, meticulous (Think Felix in “The Odd Couple”) and a natural storyteller.

Sherlock Holmes: Attentive and highly observant. A friend to Reginald. Quick witted and confident. Slightly arrogant, but never wrong. 

Reginald Musgrave: Scion of a wealthy family, original settlers of the Arizona Territory. Semi-snooty without realizing it; not curious by nature; a bit dull. Constantly amazed by Sherlock’s power of deductive reasoning.

Alfred: The Butler, not the REAL butler, he’s just standing in for Brunton. Formerly the groundskeeper. 

Rachel Howells: The housekeeper, in her 20s, old-fashioned, devastated but determined. Hopelessly infatuated with Brunton. Naive. 

Brunton: Musgrave’s assistant, early late 30s - early 40s, ladies’ man, cad, ambitious. Brunton believes himself to be smarter than everyone else and is confident in his ability to improve his station in life.