Inspector Drake and the Black Widow Written by David Tristram Directed by Phillip Gabriel
“Inspector Drake and the Black Widow” by David Tristram is a madcap send-up of the 1930’s British detective murder mystery genre. Think of it as Agatha Christie meets…Monty Python! A fast-paced farce that will leave our returning audiences in stitches. It’s the perfect antidote to the last twenty months!
Auditions will be held at the theatre (4026 14th St., Riverside) on July 12th and 13th at 7 PM, directed by Phillip Gabriel. Rehearsals begin on Monday, August 16th and will run mostly Monday through Friday evenings. The show runs from September 17th through October 3rd, performing weekends.
This is an ensemble piece.
Inspector Drake. Male. Late 20’a to ?? Flamboyant and inept. Actor needs a good sense of timing. Should be comfortable interacting with the audience. Physical role. Must work in British accent.
Sargent Plod. Male. 30’s to ??. Inspector Drake’s trusted man Friday and perhaps maybe slightly smarter than Drake An ability to interact and improvise with the audience. Able to perform physical sight gags. British accent.
Actress. Seven Roles. 20’s to ??? This is a tour de force for an actress as she will play seven distinct roles over the course of the play; including an hysterical maid, an aristocratic widow and a doctor, just to name a few (without giving away the plot.) This is a physically demanding role. She should be able to perform physical sight gags and be able to create seven distinct characters. British and multiple dialects.
Roles are open to all ethnicities. The director will be looking for timing and chemistry. Audition sides will be made available.
4026 Fourteenth St Riverside, CA 92501
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Due to the Arena seating style at RCP, no late seating is allowed. Those in a wheelchair will need to transfer to a theatre seat in order to comply with fire safety.