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Auditions for A Tomb with a View by Norman Robbins

Bowie Community Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for A Tomb With a View, by Norman Robbins, directed by Jeffery Lesniak. This comedy-thriller will start off BCT's 50th Anniversary Season, with auditions on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12, 2016 at the Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Callbacks, if necessary, will be on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6600 Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197) Bowie, MD in the Multi-Purpose Room from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Performance dates are July 15-31, 2016 at the Bowie Playhouse.

Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script. British accents are required. Please bring head shots/resumes and all conflicts from May through July. Questions? Email Jeffery Lesniak, director, at

Synopsis of Play:

Reading of the Will has never been this hilariously sinister . . . or this filled with outrageous, cut-throat family members all vying for the millions left to unlikely heirs. You'll meet the various Tomb Family members, one by one, each one more bizarre than the last. Be prepared to be 'serenaded' by werewolves, 'entertained' by Julius Caesar, and even 'embedded in the garden' by a sweet little old aunt who plants more than just seeds in her flower beds. By the end of the show, there are more corpses than live members left in the cast. All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.

A Tomb With a View
calls for 6 women and 4 men. All roles are open.

Character Descriptions:

  • HAMILTON PENWORTHY - (50-70) The Tomb Family solicitor.

  • LUCIEN TOMB – (50-60) The eldest of the Tomb Family members. Overweight.

  • DORA TOMB – (late 40s but could pass for 60s) Enjoys winemaking and gardening.

  • EMILY TOMB – (mid 40s) Manly in nature. Overweight.

  • MARCUS TOMB – (early 40s) imagines himself to be Julius Caesar.

  • ANNE FRANKLIN – (25-30) Nurse to Marcus Tomb.

  • AGATHA HAMMOND – (60-70) Housekeeper to the Tomb Family for over 40 years.

  • FREDA MOUNTJOY – (30-50) Visitor to the Tomb residence.

  • PEREGRINE (“PERRY”) POTTER – (Mid 30s) Secretary to Freda Mountjoy.

  • MONICA TOMB – (Mid 30s) Youngest member of Tomb Family.

AGE NOTE: The age range is a general guide to the approximate age of each character. Some characters can be played older or younger depending on the director’s vision. Your actual age is less important than your ability to portray a character of the required age.

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