Audition 1 September at 1.30pm
TOWARDS ZERO BY AGATHA CHRISTIE & GERALD VERNER
Director: Kurt A Lerps
Assistant to the Director Lee Bowers
Season: Nov 10th through 1st December 2018 (9 performances in total)
When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the Cornwall cliff top home of Lady Tresillian, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It’s all part of a carefully laid plan – for murder… When the elderly widow is murdered Neville Strange, her nephew finds himself caught between his ex-wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. A nail-biting thriller – the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. A carefully investigation unpeeled before our eyes in Christie’s final Superintendent Battle book brings the story to a pointed ending.
Camilla, Lady Tressilian: host of her seaside home near Saltcreek, widow in her early seventies.
Mary Aldin: Lady Tressilian’s companion, in her mid-thirties.
Nevile Strange: a handsome athlete and tennis player, 33 years old, former ward of Lady Tressilian’s late husband.
Kay Strange: his beautiful and emotional second wife, 23 years old.
Audrey Strange: Strange’s first wife, age 32. She was orphaned young, raised with her cousins and aunt, the Roydes.
Ted Latimer: a friend of Kay since she was 15 years old.
Thomas Royde: Audrey’s cousin, on vacation from his work in Malay states, man of few words.
Mr Treves: solicitor, an old friend of Lady Tressilian, about 80 years old.
Inspector James Leach: Battle’s nephew, assigned to the Saltcreek area.
Superintendent Battle: Vacationing with his nephew, he is assigned to the case with him; husband and father of five children, youngest of whom gives him an insight useful to solving this case.
A meet and greet orientation will take place on Saturday 8th September 2018 at the director’s home in Hendra. Rehearsals would start Sunday 23rd September continue every Mon/Tues/Sun with some exceptions.
Monday/Tuesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
The audition will be held at the Chelmer Community Centre, Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer.
For Information concerning auditions and the production, please contact the Director, Kurt A Lerps on (07) 3268 6431 (answer machine) or email at email@example.com .