Winter Play Auditions

Death by Design

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 6 & 7
PARC 70 Saltspring Drive
Winter Play Auditions 

Auditions: November 6 & 7, 6-pm to 9 pm at PARC 70 Saltspring Drive

(Performances February 15-March 3)

Death by Design

By Rob Urbinati

Directed by Joy Van Camp

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic. 

Roles: 4 men, 4 women


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Roles Available:

Bridgit-The Maid. Irish. Crabby. Warm-hearted.
Jack-The Chauffer. Cockney. Charming. Clever.
Edward Bennett-The Playwright. Urbane. Vain.
Sorel Bennett-The Actress. Glamorous. Daffy.
Walter Pearce-The Politician. Stiff. Conservative.
Eric-The Radical. Emphatic. Fiery.
Victoria Van Roth-The Bohemian. Intense. Artistic.
Alice-The Visitor. Sweet. Shy.

*Actors of all ages will be considered for all parts.
*Brush off your British accents! Dialect coaching will be provided once the show is cast, but don't hesitate to show us what you're got at auditions!