|August 14, 2017|
|August 15, 2017|
Ramona Hillside Players will hold open auditions for Night Watch.
Written by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Susan O’Connell
Auditions August 14 – 15, 2017
All auditions begin at 7:00 PM
Performance dates are September 29 & 30 and October 1, 6, 7, & 8, 2017 @ RHP in Hemet
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please come prepared with a resume, head shot, pen/pencil, and list of conflicts.
Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine’s terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body—this time a woman’s—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
*** All Ages are Relative ***
Elaine Wheeler – Protagonist, 20-30s, emotionally unstable, feels betrayed
Blanche Cooke – Elaine’s best friend, 20-30s, nurse, efficient, tailored
Helga – Wheeler’s German maid, 30-50s, suspicious
Jessica Appleby – Busybody neighbor, 50’s-60s, amateur sleuth
Dr. Tracey Lake – Noted psychologist, 30’s-50s, professional
John Wheeler – Elaine’s husband, 30-40’s, stocks and bonds broker, all business
Lt. Walker – Homicide detective, 30-40’s, has no time for crazy women
Vanelli – Young 20’s, Italian Brooklyn patrolman, has an eye for art
Sam Hoke – Owner of local deli, working class, murder is hurting his business
27402 Ramona Bowl Road
Hemet, CA 92544