BY LARRY BLOCK –
On Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 to 7 PM, and Sunday, August 18 from noon to 1:30 PM, Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) board members, Jennifer Ogger and Scotty Jenkins will be holding auditions for the OLT fall play, Dial M for Murder that will be performed October 11-13, and 18-20. Ogger is directing and Jenkins is her assistant director. Anyone who wishes to, may audition. Prior acting experience is always helpful, but not required.
The parts available for this play include:
Margot Wendice, the charming, naïve, and wealthy wife of Tony. Margot has no idea that Tony knows of her past affair with Max, nor does she suspect that Tony is planning to murder her.
Max Halliday, an American murder mystery writer. Max had an affair with Margot during the time Tony was playing professional tennis tournaments in America. He is still in love with Margot and comes to visit the couple in London.
Tony Wendice, Margot’s husband, is a former professional tennis player who married Margot for her money. He is selfish and arrogant and has an elaborate scheme to murder Margot because of jealousy over a past affair between Margot and Max.
Captain Lesgate, an old schoolmate of Tony’s, and a convicted criminal, is now being blackmailed by Tony into murdering Margo.
Inspector Hubbard, a British Inspector of Police, is a bit eccentric, but thoughtful and thorough.
Thompson, a police officer. Ages of the performers will be determined by the director, based, at least in part, on auditions.
Those who wish to audition may find more detailed information on the cast, and a printable audition form, to complete and bring to auditions, in the OLT website, www.oltmena.com select Acting, and then click on Auditions. Audition forms will also be available at the auditions. Additional information may be accessed by calling Ogger at (479) 216-6069, or by calling the OLT Info Line at (479) 243-0186.