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Open auditions for Wait Until Dark A mystery by Frederick Knott

Audition dates: Sunday March 19 from 6-9 PM and Tuesday March 21 from 7-9 PM

Directed by: Armand Marino

Show Dates: Friday & Saturday May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 2017 at 8 PM and Sunday May 14, 2017 at 2 PM

Sides will be provided

Character Breakdown: 

Mike Talman, 35-50 years old At one time, Mike was a decent human being, and still has impulses that way - unlike Roat or Carlino, Mike has natural empathy and compassion, but life threw some bad things his way and he never settled into a respectable existence. He is rootless and alone in the world, and has some bad habits, gambling chief among them. As a consequence, over the years he developed into a small-time grifter, able to squelch his kinder impulses when conning young women out of their money. He's quite good at it. He has natural charm and a good-natured style. He's easy to talk to and thinks fast on his feet.

Sergeant Carlino, 40-55 years old Carlino is a small-time grifter. He is a coarse, uneducated man who isn't bothered by much of a conscience. He lives from day to day just trying to survive in a world in which is never the sharpest guy in the room, whatever room he's in. He's not a cruel or sadistic person, but he does what he has to do in order to survive without a lot of dithering about right or wrong.

Harry Roat, 30-50 years old Roat is a true sociopath. He has no empathy for anyone, and he has a sadistic streak a mile wide. Like many sociopaths, he is highly intelligent and manipulates people with ease. He is an excellent con man, although, unlike Mike and Carlino, that's not Roat's only game - he's a versatile and audacious criminal and will do anything for money or even thrills. He enjoys seeing others in pain. He has no conscience whatsoever. Roat is a master of disguise and far more athletic than he might first appear. He is very adept at using people's weaknesses to gain an advantage.

Susy Hendrix, 28-55 years old Susy is a vivacious young woman who was blinded in a car accident a year ago. Possessed of a very strong will, she decided not long after her accident that she would not let it ruin her life. She met Sam a few months after the accident and was drawn to his refusal to see her as handicapped. His unsentimental way of dealing with her blindness gives her strength, and she loves him for it. She is highly intuitive and a very sensitive person. These traits sometimes give her an air of vulnerability that is a counterpoint to her strong spirit.

Sam Hendrix, 35-55 years old Sam is a tough ex-marine and a man who has lifted himself up by his own bootstraps. He is intelligent, but not an intellectual. He's a practical man, not a dreamer or a ditherer. Having created a decent life for himself out of nothing, he is content; he never wallows in sentiment. He's the kind of person who makes a decision and then goes with.

Gloria, This role has slready been cast

Policemen, 25-55 years old Two cops come in at the end right after the climax of the play. Both men are serious about their work and very professional.

Questions: Contact the director at or the theater at

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No other auditions scheduled at this time


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