Auditions for Agatha Christie play to be at LALT

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By The Staff


A call for auditions is being held for “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie at the Los Alamos Little Theater. 

Times are 2-4 p.m. Aug. 3 and 6-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Performing Arts Center main theater, and 7-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Performing Arts Center Green Room.

Auditions can also be by special appointment with the director. Contact Dennis Powell at dennis.powell@yahoo.com. 

During auditions, the use of accents is optional. Participants are encouraged to attempt an appropriate accent for the character, but it is not mandatory. 

The play will be performed with accents, so those who are auditioning should be willing to learn and practice a high British accent.

It is requested that, if possible, actors audition Aug. 3. The Aug. 6 auditions must be of limited duration due to a Los Alamos Light Opera rehearsal. 

Out of respect to the actors auditioning, silence cell phones during audition times and conduct conversations outside the auditorium.

Scripts are available for limited check-out at the Mesa Public Library Reference Desk. Scripts must be returned before Aug. 3.

In the play, 10 guilty strangers are invited to an island getaway in the late 1930s. One by one they are accused of murder by a mysterious voice and one by one they start to die. 

In this mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. 

A nursery rhyme tells how each of the 10 “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other, or their apparently absent host and hostess, are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one suddenly drops dead — poisoned. 

As more people die, the surviving “prisoners” realize that the vigilante killer is not only on the island, but one of their own party. Tension and suspense builds until the surprise. 

The ages are listed as specified in the script, if an age is given. 

Rogers is a middle-aged, house servant. Mrs. Rogers is the house cook. Fred Narracott is the boat captain. Vera Claythorne, 25, is the secretary. Philip Lombard, 34, is an adventurer. Anthony Marston, 23, a playboy who is reckless and self-centered. William Blore is a middle-aged ex-cop who is now a private eye. General Mackenzie is retired WWI military. Emily Brent is an older conservative spinster. Sir Lawrence Wargrave is a retired judge. Dr. Armstrong, 44, a somewhat nervous physician and nerve specialist. 

Audition readings may come from any section of the play.