VERDICT by Agatha Christie AUDITION NOTICE
VERDICT is not a typical Agatha Christie “who-dun-it?” although it is reputed to be Christie’s favourite among her stage works. A murder is indeed committed, but the act and the perpetrator are clearly seen by the audience. The play moves in short order from “who’ll-do-it?” to “will-they-get-away-with-it?”
The plot revolves around a noted European scholar who settles in post-WW2 London. He supports his household, which includes his embittered invalid wife and her cousin/caregiver, by teaching at a London university. Whatever equilibrium existed between family and friends is rudely upset by the intrusion of a wealthy student seeking private tutoring despite a lack of academic qualifications. The professor’s own principles and morality are soon put to the test when he becomes the recipient of potentially exculpatory evidence.
DLT is currently seeking four actors to supplement the cast selected for the pre-COVID production originally scheduled for the Spring of 2020.
3 male and 1 female needed, including
Professor and Mrs. Hendryks (major roles)
2 police detectives (well-crafted cameos)
British and European accents
Age range – 30’s to 50’s
Time: Sunday December 5 @ 7:30 PM and Monday December 6 @ 7:30 PM
Place: Garstin Centre for the Arts/Dundas Little Theatre, 37 Market Street South, Dundas
Production dates: April/May 2020
For further information or a copy of the script, contact the Director, Peter Lloyd at email@example.com
All Covid-19 precautions will be observed. Everyone entering the building must have proof of double vaccinations and must wear a mask except when actually auditioning.