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Auditions for A Murder Is Announced


Monday, January 8th at 7pm

Tuesday, January 9th at 7pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 10th

Rehearsal Dates*
Starting Monday Jan. 15th–Thursday Feb. 29th
Sunday-Thursday, Sundays 6-9pm
and weekday evenings 7-10pm.

*you will not be called to every rehearsal

Performance Dates
March 1st-10th: Fri. & Sat. 8pm & Sundays 2pm
PLUS: Sat. March 9th 2pm

Audition Requirements:

Please bring a headshot/resume, and prepare a contemporary monologue. All roles are open to actors of all ages, gender identities, race.​ 

Please note that The Heights Players is a non-profit theater and this is a non-equity production. All cast and crew volunteer their time and talent. The Heights Players is a membership organization, there is no pay or stipend for any role or position.
There is a $20 membership fee, if cast.

The Heights Players is located at:
26 Willow Place, bet. State & 
Joralemon Streets
in Brooklyn Heights. 

Click For Directions to the John Bourne Theater

A Murder Is Announced

by Leslie Darbon
Adapted from the novel by
Agatha Christie
Directed by Tom Kane

Synopsis: 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.

In a classic Agatha Christie tale of concealed identities, desperation, mixed motives, and another death, it takes a risky strategy to uncover the true identity of the murderer.


Please note that people of all races, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. We will also be casting some understudies for the roles. Understudies will get at least one performance. A fight coordinator and intimacy coach will be used.

  • 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

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