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Auditions for “DIAL M FOR MURDER” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's winter production are on Monday, Oct. 23 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM. The production will be directed by Russell Treyz, well known to the Arts Center for directing “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Pride & Prejudice” among others.

Rehearsals for "Dial M for Murder" begin on January 16, and performances run from Feb. 6-25, 2018. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please prepare a comedic monologue. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her  

Plot Summary: Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband; he sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Are Available:

Tony Windice - A retired, British tennis pro now selling sports equipment, likes the finer things in life, but cannot afford them. His solution is to have his wealthy wife murdered. A self-assured schemer who thinks he's plotted the perfect crime. Of course, he's wrong.

Margot Windice - Tony's British wife, beautiful and wealthy. She and Tony's marriage has not always been strong, but she foolishly thinks it is going well now. She's wrong--almost dead wrong. Her true love is Max.

Max Halliday - A New Yorker who writes for television crime shows, loves Margot, expressing his love in letters that Tony discovers and uses to blackmail his wife. Max is determined to exonerate Margot when she receives the death sentence for murdering Lesgate.

Captain Lesgate - Also known as C.A. Swann, Adams, and Wilson, is three years older than Tony and attended Cambridge at the same time he did. He is a thief and a murderer, and Tony convinces him to murder his wife for a thousand pounds. The plot fails, and Lesgate is murdered instead.

Inspector Hubbard - An intelligent policeman who solves the crime.

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