A Murder Is Announced
by Playhouse 2000

Jun. 04 - Jun. 05

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death and a determined inspector grimly following the case’s twists and turns. Fortunately, Miss Marple is on hand to provide the solution – at some risk to herself – in a dramatic final confrontation.

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, a Miss Marple Mystery, is directed by Amy Goodyear with stage manager Darcey Wagner. 

Auditions for our biennial Agatha Christie production will be SUNDAY, JUNE 4 at 2:30 pm and MONDAY, JUNE 5 at 6:30 pm in the Werlein Annex Studio. Be prepared to read from the script.

Scripts are available for check out in the Playhouse 2000 office. 

Auditions for Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, adapted by Leslie Darbon

Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 pm and Monday, June 5 at 6:30 pm in the Werlein Annex Studio 

No preparation required – be prepared to read from the scripts.  Scripts are available to check out in the Playhouse 2000 office but must be returned by the auditions.


CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance):

Leticia Blacklock (plays 50s-70s) – far beyond middle age but still very attractive woman who has clearly looked after her figure and features

Julia Simmons (plays 20s-30s) – Miss Blacklock’s niece, a high spirited girl

Dora Bunner, or Bunny (plays 50s-70s) – slightly older than Miss Blacklock, timid and a little ditzy but more than she appears

Patrick Simmons (plays 20s-30s) – Julia’s brother, a year older and a very handsome young man

Mitzi (plays 20s-30s) – Miss Blacklock’s cook, small and dark, eastern European, “explosive and inclined to believe everyone is against her”

Miss Marple (plays 50s-70s) – “an elderly lady with an over-inquisitive mind which gets her into all sorts of trouble”

Phillipa Hames (plays 20s-30s) – tall, rather elegant blonde with a touch of real class about her – “a young lady with rather serious turn of the mind”

Mrs. Swettenham (plays 50s-60s) – Miss Blacklock’s neighbor, a bit of a busy body

Edmund (plays 20s-30s) – “a serious young man with pretensions of being a writer – somewhat foreign looking though he is, in fact, very English”

Rudi Scherz (age ?) – a young swiss national

Inspector Craddock (plays 40s-50s) – local law enforcement, a bit of a short fuse but smart and persistent

Sergeant Mellors (40s-50s) – Craddock’s right hand man, sharp wit and a little sarcastic