Monday, September 18, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, September 20, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse
941 Temescal Canyon Rd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Map and Directions
November 3 - December 10, 2023
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
18 total performances
Sides will be provided for cold-reading at the audition.
Please refer to this page for further information.
This play by Agatha Christie and Gerald Verner opened in London in 1956. Hard on the heels of her smash play The Mousetrap (a hit in our 2019 season!). When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, Nevile Strange finds himself caught between his old wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. A nail-biting thriller, the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. A carefully unpeeled investigation before our eyes brings the story to a pointed ending.
Audrey & Battle
Audrey, Royde & Nevile
Kay & Battle
Kay & Nevile
Lady Tressilian & Nevile
Lady Tressilian & Royde
Latimer & Kay
Latimer & Mary
Leach & Battle
Leach & Battle 2
Mary & Battle
Nevile, Audrey & Kay
Nevile & Battle
Royde & Audrey
Royde & Battle
Treves & Battle
Treves & Nevile
Thomas Royde Male, 35 to 45
Rugged good looks, quiet and introverted. Spent summers at Gull’s Point as a child. Resentful of Nevile.
Kay Strange Feale, 25 to 35
Attractive and youthful, but insecure and prodded to jealousy by her husband. Lacks the aloofness of upper-crust society and more honest with her emotions. Nevile’s second wife.
Mary Aldin Female, 30 to 50
Reserved and staid, with working-class weariness. A very competent companion to Lady Tressilian.
Matthew Treves Male, 55 to 75
Shrewd and distinguished lawyer, a keen observer of human nature. Old friend of the family.
Nevile Strange Male, 35 to 45
Good looking, first-class athlete and all-around achiever. Nevile always wins. Husband to Kay, ex-husband to Audrey, and ward of Lady Tressilian.
Lady Tressilian Female, 60 to 80
White-haired aristocratic-looking woman, with old-fashioned prejudices and opinions. In poor health, she is arthritic, has heart issues, and walks with a cane. Owner of Gull’s Point.
Audrey Strange Female, 35 to 45
Somber and delicate. Can come off as aloof, but has deep fears and hurts. Ex-wife of Nevile, childhood friend of Royde.
Ted Latimer Male, 25 to 35
Handsome, stylish, and modern. His employment is being charming to rich older women. Feels like an outsider at Gull’s Point. Friend of Kay.
Superintendent Battle, C.I.D., Scotland Yard Male or Female, 40 to 55
Solid and intelligent, the quietly powerful arm of the law. Not beyond taking advice when s/he reaches a dead-end. Friend of Treves.
Inspector Leach, local C.I.D: Male or Female, 35 to 45
The proactive and energetic local law enforcement, working his/her first murder case under his/her Uncle/Aunt Battle’s supervision.
P.C. Benson Male or Female, 25 to 50
Quiet and studious constable assisting Battle and Leach in the investigation.
If you plan on auditioning, please take a moment to read Theatre Palisades' Statement of Standards.