Calliope Auditions: The Lady Vanishes
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 DirectorDave Ludt
The RehearsalsSunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, beginning January 4, 2020.
The PerformancesMarch 5 - 15:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
The CharactersIris 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)