Bowie Community Theatre is pleased to hold auditions for Night Watch on Tuesday, December 6th, and Wednesday, December 7th, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Callbacks, if needed, will be
Night Watch is a play of suspense by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Randy Barth, with performances March 10-26, 2017 at the Bowie Playhouse.
Synopsis: Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Elaine's terror grows as she sees (or thinks she sees) a murder committed in the tenement across the way. After several "crying wolf" calls to the police, all to no avail, and a visit from a psychiatrist hired by her husband, Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown. Should Elaine commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment? From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved - Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga - all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws toward its riveting and chilling climax.
Characters and Audition Details: There are 5 men and 4 women roles. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
Elaine Wheeler: heiress; highly agitated and emotionally (and perhaps physically) frail. (Written to be a chain smoker; we will likely be using non-burning prop cigarettes.)
John Wheeler: her husband, seemingly concerned about his wife’s deteriorating mental state, but grows increasingly distraught with her visions
Blanche Cooke: her best friend, currently living with them but about to leave
Dr. Tracey Lake: World-renowned psychiatrist, hired by John (at a great expense) to help convince his wife to go to a Swiss insomnia clinic; professional, but willing to offer her services
Helga: German housemaid; Appleby: nosy neighbor; Vanelli: police officer; Lieutenant Walker: his boss; Sam Hoke: local deli owner
Please bring headshot and resume and a list of all conflicts from auditions through March 26, 2017.
For information, contact Randy Barth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 464-4496.