Calliope Auditions: The Lady Vanishes

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Calliope announces auditions for The Lady Vanishes, a comedy/thriller by Derek Webb based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1938 film of the same title.

Iris Carr, a wealthy young socialite returning by train from a holiday in Eastern Europe, shares a compartment with a honeymoon couple, an austere Baroness, a formidable-looking doctor, and a kindly older British woman named Miss Froy - with whom she quickly forms a friendly acquaintance. After briefly falling asleep, Iris awakens to discover that her new-found friend is no longer there. When Iris questions her fellow travelers as to Miss Froy’s whereabouts, much to her shock they all deny that the woman had ever been there.

Iris then embarks on a fruitless search for Miss Froy that leads to Iris doubting her own sanity, until – with the help of Max and the professor – she manages to unravel the truth behind the mystery of the lady’s disappearance and eventually rescues her friend from the most dire of consequences before the train arrives at its final destination.

The Cast

  • 8 Women
  • 3 Men

    The Director

    Dave Ludt

    The Rehearsals

    Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, beginning January 4, 2020.

    The Performances

    March 5 - 15:

  • 7:30 pm performances on Thu., Fri., Sat. (Thursday first weekend only)
  • 2:00 pm matinee performances on Sundays
  • The Auditions

  • Sunday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday, December 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.


    The Characters

    Iris Carr (British): 20s – 30s, wealthy, headstrong, but very likeable and sociable

    Miss Froy (British): 50s – 60s, warm hearted, gregarious generous

    Max Hare (German): 20s – 30s, cheerful, very capable, helpful

    Mr. Todhunter (British): 40s – 50s, blustering, domineering, insensitive

    Mrs. Todhunter (British): 40s – 50s, practical, assertive, independent

    Miss Evelyn Flood-Porter (British): 50s – 60s, very opinionated, rather overbearing

    Miss Rose Flood-Porter (British): 40s – 50s, her younger sister, equally opinionated, less overbearing

    Rev. Kenneth Barnes (British): 30s – 50s, amiable, but ineffectual and sickly (doubles as Waiter and Border Official)

    Mrs. Barnes (British): 30s – 50s, his wife, a chatterbox, and very assertive

    The Baroness (Eastern European): 50’s – 60s, austere, domineering, off-putting

    The Doctor (Eastern European): 50s – 60s, stern, demanding, mysterious

    The Professor (British): 30s – 60s, knowledgeable, slightly pompous, but helpful

    Frau Kumar (Eastern European): 30s – 50s, stern, mysterious, unfriendly (doubles as Nun)

    For additional information, or to schedule an audition appointment by phone, please call Calliope Productions at (508) 869-6887.