by Bernard Slade
An Act of the Imagination
Sunday August 26 at 7 pm
Monday August 27 at 7 pm
Callbacks if needed Tuesday August 28 at 7 pm
The Studio at Twin City Players
Directed by Carol Sizer
This masterful suspense tale involves a successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance, a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife, and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight. It appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting. A sophisticated whodunit!
If you have an English accent, you’ll have an opportunity to read using it. Not required at auditions.
ARTHUR PUTNAM - mid to late fifties, an unromantic looking, appealing eccentric
JULIA PUTNAM - late forties, very beautiful, warm, graceful
SIMON PUTNAM - mid twenties, attractive, charming, impetuous
DETECTIVE SERGEANT FRED BURCHITT - a spry, friendly Londoner in his mid fifties
HOLLY ADAMS - pretty, enthusiastic, bright, vivacious, in her mid to late twenties
BRENDA SIMMONS - late twenties, off-beat, unpredictable, slightly unkempt
BROOKE CARMICHAEL - mid thirtes, cooly beautiful with an unforced elegance and charm