Director, Julie Walkins, will conduct auditions for the classic drama, “Angel Street,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 in The Matthews’ theater. Play performances are two weekends – Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 2-5, 2017. Scroll down for audition details.
Mark your calendars for Sept. 7
Auditions will be for ONE DAY only. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7. If anyone is unable to make this date and are SERIOUS about auditioning, contact Julie at 605.642.2454.
A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title “Gaslight,” and filmed twice, this play tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Mr. Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually, the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theater.
5 parts – 2 men and 3 women.
MR. MANNINGHAM: tall and good-looking, about 45. He is heavily mustached and bearded. Perhaps a little too well dressed. His manner is suave and authoritative, with a touch of mystery and bitterness.
MRS. MANNINGHAM: Around age 34. She was good-looking, almost a beauty – but now she has a haggard, wan, frightened air, with rings under her eyes, that tell of sleepless nights and worse.
ELIZABETH: a stout, amiable, subservient woman of 50.
NANCY: a self-conscious, pretty, cheeky girl of 19.
INSPECTOR ROUGH: middle-aged – graying, short, wiry, active, brusque, friendly, overbearing. He has a low, warm chuckle and completely dominates the scene from the beginning.