Dial M For Murder
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband; he sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
TONY WENDICE (M / mid 40’s-early 50s – Lead): Margot’s husband, Tony 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.
MARGOT WENDICE (F / late 20’s-early 30’s – Lead): 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 (M / late 20’s-early 30’s – Supporting): An American murder mystery writer, Tony 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.
CAPTAIN LESGATE (M / mid 40’s-early 50’s – Supporting): An old schoolmate of Tony’s and a convicted criminal. Lesgate is now being blackmailed by Tony into murdering Margot. He seems willing to do anything for money.
INSPECTOR HUBBARD (M or F / mid 40’s-early 60’s – Supporting): A British Inspector of Police, Hubbard is
a bit eccentric, but thoughtful and thorough.
THOMPSON (M / 20’s-60’s – Supporting): Hubbard’s dutiful police sergeant.
CALLERS (M or F /all ages – Cameo/Supporting): Interspersed throughout the play are off-stage characters
our leads interact with on the phone. These characters range from Tony’s lawyer, reporters, and Hubbard’s
police colleagues. Although the roles are brief and off-stage they provide opportunities for developing
OPEN CALL – NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of Conflicts, Resume and Photo (if possible) for the director. All roles are open.
If you cannot make the auditions, but wish to still be considered for a role, please contact the director, Rocco Ayala, at 773-403-1643 or [email protected]
Monday, November 13th-7pm-9pm
Tuesday, November 14th-7pm-9pm
Callbacks if needed-Wednesday, November 15th-7pm
Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
9300 S. Pleasant Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Chicago, Illinois
This casting notice was posted by: Galaxy Theater Company