Fall Show

Fall 2019

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Our Fall Production will be “The Stranger” by Agatha ChristieThe Stranger Cover
a Romantic Thriller in 3 acts
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French
Director: CherylAnn Welch
Co-Producers: CherylAnn Welch & Marcus Hatch

We are also looking for a Stage Manager. Please contact CherylAnn Welch at cheannwelch@gmail.com or leave a message at (617) 571-8865 if you’re interested or if you can recommend someone.

Synopsis:
In Agatha Christie’s The Stranger, a staid, predictable young man returns from afar after five years of making his fortune. His fiancee awaits him in her empty rented apartment, ready to be married that very afternoon. A handsome man comes to see about renting the apartment. Events take a stunning turn when the couple buy a secluded country cottage. Full of twists, turns and terror, The Stranger is pure Agatha Christie.

The cast:

Character Actor
Doris West Elan Zuckerman
Mrs. Huggins Jessica Lulka
Enid Bradshaw Carla Perrotta
Gerald Strange Peter Cavicchio
Dick Lane Joe Lanctot
Mrs. Birch Cathy Merlo
Auditions

Auditions will be held at:
Payson Park Church Directions to Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA

Day Date Time
Tuesday August 6, 2019 7pm to 9pm
Thursday August 8 7pm to 9pm

We are looking for actors to play the following roles:

Character Playing Age Description
Doris West 25-30 +/- Female, sweet, knowledgeable. Enid’s roommate for the past five years.
Mrs. Huggins 40-50+ Female, breezy, determined, positive and motherly.
Enid Bradshaw 25-30+ Female, bright, independent, adventurous. Must be good at body language. On stage most scenes.
Gerald Strange 25-45 Male, handsome, charismatic, suave, convincing. Must be greatly adaptable.
Dick Lane 35-45 Male, quiet, faithful, secure, bland personality.
Mrs. Birch 40-50 Female, downtrodden, pessimistic, overwhelmed.

Audition notes:
– The character ages listed above are simply a guide. We are more interested in an actor’s ability to “act” a particular age than to “look” (much less actually be) that age.
– Please prepare a one to 1 1/2 minute monologue, and be ready to do cold readings from the script and some improv.
– No appointment needed. If you want a specific time, please contact CherylAnn Welch at cheannwelch@gmail.com or leave a message at (617) 571-8865.
– A resume and headshot are REQUIRED. Please also bring a list of any conflict dates between September 3 and November 3.
– If possible, please be available to stay the entire evening.

Rehearsals start Tuesday, September 3, and will be held Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings 7 to 9:30pm (except holidays).

The Belmont Dramatic Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run community theatre. Auditions are open to everyone, no appointments or reservations are required to audition. Actors are not paid to appear in our shows.

 

Performances

Four performances will be held at:
Payson Park Church Directions to Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA

Day Date Time
Saturday October 26, 2019 8pm to 10:15pm
Sunday October 27 4pm to 6:15pm
Saturday November 2 8pm to 10:15pm
Sunday November 3 4pm to 6:15pm

 

Reservations & Tickets:
  • Members: Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2019/2020 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production.
  • $20 per person for General Admission.


Online ticket sales will begin in the fall. Stay tuned!

There are 3 ways to make a reservation:

  1. Use our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Ticketshttp://TheStranger.BrownPaperTickets.com
    If you are a current BDC Member, you can reserve your TWO FREE tickets to the show.
    You can also order General Admission tickets using your credit card; a small service fee will be added to each ticket purchase.
  2. By mail: Go to the “Mail-in Ticket Order Form,” fill it out, print it, make your check payable to Belmont Dramatic Club, and mail the form and your check to L.P. Macdonald, 63 Alexander Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478. No acknowledgement will be sent. Your tickets will be held at the box office for pick-up before curtain.
  3. By email: Send your order information to us at info@BelmontDramaticClub.org, then mail your check to us at the address above or pay at the door with cash or check.

General admission tickets will also be sold at the door starting one hour prior to each performance.
Our Box Office in the lobby of Payson Park Church can accept cash or checks, but cannot accept credit cards.
Be there early for the best seats!

For general inquiries, please call (617) 489-2529 or email info@BelmontDramaticClub.org.