The Rule of Three
By Agatha Christie
We will be holding auditions for The Rule of Three, three one-act murder mystery thrillers on November 22, 2019 at 19:00. (Performance dates are Feb. 12-15, 2020). Rehearsals will be on Monday and Friday evenings, as well as for a few hours every other Saturday (due to time constraints). We will take into account the holiday season when creating our rehearsal schedule.
There are many characters in The Rule of Three, so we have selected the below 8 sides, as they will allow us to see the greatest range from the actors. Our intention is to double/triple cast the show, with the same actors performing in two, if not all three, of the plays. Therefore, please choose 1-2 characters for whom you would like to read, but be prepared that you may be asked to read others at the audition as well.
If you would like to book an audition, or would like further information, please email email@example.com.
Side 1 - An excerpt between Mr. George Crum and Mrs. Crum. MRS. CRUM is "around fifty-two, loquacious, and generally censorious". GEORGE CRUM is "older, outwardly submissive to MRS. CRUM", and is hiding a secret.
Side 4 - An excerpt between The Beauty and other beach-goers. The BEACH ATTENDANT and INSPECTOR FOLEY are investigating the recent disappearance of an emerald necklace. THE BEAUTY is "a true pin-up girl". She is wearing a daring bikini and a good deal of make up", and sports a French accent.
Side 5 - An excerpt between Jennifer and Sandra. JENNIFER is a "vacant-faced young woman of thirty-odd, with a rather affected manner, and is not so silly as she seems." SANDRA is "a smart and very attractive woman of thirty."
Side 6 - An excerpt between Sandra and David. SANDRA is a "smart and very attractive woman of thirty" who's having an affair with DAVID, who is "a good-looking man in his late thirties, but behind his charm and manner you sense a certain ruthlessness."
Side 7 - An excerpt between Alec, David and Sandra. ALEC is a "young man of twenty-eight or nine, extravagant, very elegant, amusing and inclined to be spiteful. He has a very artificial manner and is dressed in the height of fashion."