Audition Information

Saturday November 16th at 2:00 pm

Sunday November 17th at 5:00 pm

Auditions will be be held at the Anacortes Community Theatre Basement.  Located at 918 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, Detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Characters

Hercule Poirot

(30-50) detective, famous but not arrogant, French or Belgium accent

Monsieur Bouc

(30-60) Friend of Poirot, owner of Orient Express, French accent    

Mary Debenham

(25-35) anxious, sad, in love with Colonel Arbuthnot, British accent

Hector MacQueen

30-40) nervous, fearful, American    

Michel The Conductor

40-ish), professional, grave humor, almost like a   British valet, French accent    

Princess Dragomiroff

(60-80): proud, in charge, wealthy, Russian accent    

Greta Ohlsson

( 30’s) plain, quiet, frightened about everything, Swedish accent.    

Countess Andrenyi

(30-40-ish), sensible, level-headed Hungarian accent    

Helen Hubbard

(50-60), Snob, demanding, vulgar, pompous, typical ugly American(as foreigners see Americans). American accent (not Southern)    

Colonel Aubthnot

(30-40), military, matter-of-fact, in love with Mary Debenham, Scottish accent    

Samuel Ratchett

(40-50), unforgiving, brusque, threatening, spends part of on stage time as dead body. American accent (Texas is possible)    

Head Waiter

(any age): professional waiter in swanky restaurant. Any or no accent. Will help backstage .

Auditions will be cold read from the script. Please try your best accent for the various roles for which you are auditioning.  

Perusal scripts are available at the ACT Office. (918 M Avenue.  Anacortes, WA.)

Office hours are Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm and Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm.