Auditions for Workshop’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ begin Jan. 31

Staff Report

Auditions for “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays” will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 and Monday, Feb. 1 at the Workshop Players Theater, 44820 Middle Ridge Rd., Amherst Township.

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Resume and headshot are encouraged but not required. All ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Performance dates will be March 31 through April 14.

Characters include:

• William Gillette: A strikingly handsome man, smartly dressed, good-humored, full of irony and life. A sort of modern day Ulysses, Frasier-like with a hint of John Lithgow’s Dick Solomon; comical because he takes himself so seriously.

• Martha Gillette: William’s mother, a smartly dressed, somewhat vague and dithering woman in her mid-70s.

• Felix Geisel: Histrionic and arch in a Lionel Barrymore/Sir Toby Belch sort of way.

• Madge Geisel: Flamboyant and wry in a Rosalind Russell smart-mouthed-gal- about-town sort of way.

• Simon Bright: About 25, sweet and enthusiastic, a charmer.

• Aggie Wheeler: About 25, beautiful, bright-eyed, and full of spunk.

• Inspector Goring: In his 40s or so, eccentric and one of a kind. One minute she seems wry and clever, the next minute she’s off into a world of her own. She gets things wrong without even knowing it, yet she also seems just the sort of person who can find you out when you’re lying, which makes her formidable.

• Daria Chase: Gorgeous, glamorous, someone you can’t take your eyes off, and despite all of her show business cattiness, you can’t help liking her — or at least admiring her. She has a sense of humor and has invented herself from the ground up, which is no mean feat.

Director Kristina Rivera says she is not locked in on actor ages, so long as they can portray or suggest the age and characteristics of the characters, with the exception of Martha.

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Staff Report