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Title Strangers on a Train
Written By Craig Warner from the novel by Patricia Highsmith
Director Adam O'Riley
Reading Monday 8th April 2019 at 7:45pm
Auditions Saturday 13th April 2019 at 2:30pm and
Monday 15th April 2019 at 7:45pm
Venue The auditions will take place at Incognito Theatre.
Rehearsals Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:45pm; One rehearsal at the weekend at a time to be agreed by cast and director.
Production Sunday 14th July 2019 – Saturday 20th July 2019. Sunday performance starts at 6:00pm, all weekday performances start at 8.00pm, Saturday performances start at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.
Script Edition Samuel French edition. Actors successfully cast will be expected to purchase their own edition.
Synopsis Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet on a train and, because they are strangers, they think they can say anything while chatting. Bruno suggests that they could get away with murder - he could kill Guy's unfaithful wife while Guy could eliminate his hated father. Guy does not take him seriously, but Bruno is deadly serious. The basis of the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock which starred Farley Granger and Robert Walker.

Cast Details

Although the play is set in America, I will not require an accent.
Character Playing Age Audition Pages
Charles Bruno Up to mid 30’s 1-3 | 7-9 | 40-42 | 46-48
Guy Haines Up to mid 30’s 1-3 | 33-35 | 42-44 | 50-53
Elsie Bruno 50 + 7-9 | 28-29 | 44-45 | 56-59
Anne Faulkner Up to mid 30’s 25-27 | 33-35 | 42-44 | 46-48
Frank Myers Up to mid 30’s 21-23
Robert Treacher Up to mid 30’s 34-35
Detective *
Arthur Gerrard or Patricia Gerrard
50+ 40-42 | 44-45 | 50-53 | 54-56
* This part could be a male or female role

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