Theater Auditions | CT

By | August 11, 2010

Auditions theater “Postmortem”, A Mystery Thriller by Ken Ludwig and Directed by Sheri Dean

Auditions will be:

Tuesday September 7 and Wednesday September 8 at 7:30pm

Possible callbacks on Thursday September 9 at 7:30pm

The Powerhouse Performing Arts Center,

Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT

Performances are October 29 – November 13, 2010


Takes place on a spring weekend in 1922 at the home of William Gillette. Gillette has invited the cast of his latest Broadway revival of Sherlock Holmes for a relaxing weekend at his magnificent Gillette Castle overlooking the Connecticut River. In reality, Gillette is determined to find out if his former lover who died exactly one year ago committed suicide or was murdered by one of his cast members. Ludwig cleverly trots out all the classic murder mystery devices as Gillette plans to solve the case himself a la Sherlock Holmes!


Men and Women.

William Gillette – writer/actor and star of the current revival of Sherlock Holmes. Late 40’s 50’s
Bobby Carlyle – an actor and man-about-town. Charming, Early 30’s
May Dison – an ingénue, pretty, strong-minded, mid 20’s
Marion Barrett – an actress, Gillette’s sister. Brassy, likeable, mid-40’s
Leo Barrett – Marion’s husband, plays Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes
Lilly Warner – Gillette’s aunt, late 60’s-70’s
Louise Parradine – actress, elegant, best friend of Gillette’s former lover Maude. Mid-late 30’s

Scripts are available for perusal at the reference desk of the New Canaan Library

If you have any questions please email

Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park, 677 South Avenue, New Canaan CT. Exit 37 off Merritt Parkway, turn left, entrance is 6/10 mile on the left.