UPCOMING AUDITIONS at TCL!
Held at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette
Theater Company of Lafayette Presents:
for the regional premiere of
“Sherlock Holmes: Assassins at Sea” by C.P. Stancich – an original Sherlock Holmes mystery!
Directed by Fred Finke
The play is set at the turn of the century, which positions it in the middle of the publication of the Sherlock Holmes run (1887-1927). The setting is Baker Street; a dark alley of London; and the ocean liner, Elyssia, sailing to America.
DATE: December 13 and 14. Choose one night to attend.
TIME: 7 p.m. The theater will be open at 6:30 p.m. so you may review sides and fill out an audition form.
WHERE: The Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson Street, Lafayette.
DETAILS: Cold readings from the script. British accents required. Other accents as noted. (There will be dialect coaching for accents, if needed.) Non-paid, non-equity roles.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Fridays and Saturdays in March, with two Sunday matinees on March 13 and 20. Tech week: February 28 – March 3. Please bring your calendars to note any conflicts! Everyone must be available for tech week and all performances.
Note: The cast will be announced after auditions on Dec. 14 and rehearsals will start on Dec. 15 and 16 with initial blocking.
After a long layoff for the holidays we begin rehearsals in earnest on Jan. 18, 2016. Rehearsals are generally held Mon-Thurs evenings at the theater.
Questions? Contact the director at: [email protected]
Sherlock Holmes: (Middle age to older) The great detective. (Much of the show will be done in disguise with a Hindu accent, plus his standard British).
Dr. Watson: (Middle age to older) A true-blooded Englishman, bright enough… unless he stands next to Holmes. He will double as a Parson in disguise.
Dove: (A dashing middle age) Impetuous adventurer, businessman. Quite charming.
Lady Constance: (Young to middle age) An altruistic aristocrat.
Barlow: (Young to middle age). A parson. (Will double as the Purser and a Thug.)
Olga Belasova /Sigrid Simm: (Middle age) As Olga, a histrionic, brash, brunette with a loud, distinct Russian accent; as Sigrid, a flattering but insistent English blond.
Claudia: (Younger~early 20s) A nervous gentlewoman on the run. Dove’s foil.
May: (Slightly younger than Claudia) A bolder gentlewoman. Busby’s foil.
Busby: (Approximately the same age as May) A former Baker Street Irregular (brash informant for Holmes) who doesn’t quite have the manners of the others. Cockney accent.
Mrs. Hudson / Trudy: (Middle age to older) As Mrs. Hudson, a
Scottish landlady. As Trudy, Lady Constance’s companion.
Steward: (Young to middle age) A steward on the Elyssia. (Will double as a Thug.)
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