Dial “M” for Murder

Dial “M” for Murder Auditions

By Frederick Knott
Director: Reese Purser

Auditions:  Sign up here
Dates: Friday, April 21 | 6 – 8 PM
Saturday, April 22 | 4 – 6 PM
Location: Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W Center St. Provo.

Please plan additional time for parking.

Monday, April 24 | 6 – 8 PM

Actors should come prepared with two contrasting monologues.  At least one should be performed with a British Accent.  Cold reading will be available.

The Play:
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.

Margot Wendice – The wife
Max Halliday – The lovestruck friend
Tony Wendice – The murderous husband
Captain Lesgate – The scoundrel
Inspector Hubbard – Of Scotland Yard
Thompson & O’Brian – Policemen

Rehearsals begin May 30

Show dates: July 27-August 19 (M, Th, F, S)

For more information, please contact the Stage Manager:
Elise Lacanienta

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