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Open Auditions


July 17
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Roger T. Sermon Community Center
201 N Dodgion St
Independence, MO 64050 United States
(816) 325-7370

Agatha Christie’s THE HOLLOW

The City Theatre of Independence invites the community to audition for “Agatha Christie’s THE HOLLOW.”

Directed by Ernest L. Williams

Monday July 16 & Tuesday July 17 at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center. 6:30 to 8:30 both evenings.

Looking for 8 women and 8 men, ages 20-70. Cold readings from script.

Lady Angkatell has invited weekend guests to their home, ‘The Hollow.’ The guests are a mixed group of friends and family. Dr. John Cristow is a renowned Harley Street doctor and a philandering husband. When he is shot after a night with an American actress, everyone is a suspect in one of the finest examples of a “country house mystery.” Considered one of Christie’s best plays THE HOLLOW has complex characterizations that actors will enjoy and deep waters with powerful undercurrents to challenge you.

Performance Dates: September 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 & September 16 at 2:00


Speaking Roles – Six 6 Women & Six 6 Men

  • Henrietta Angkatell (late 30s) – a talented sculptor. Knows the right words to make somebody feel comfortable, albeit at the expense of truth. Art is the core of her being. Loves John Cristow.
  • Sir Henry Angkatell (60 – 79), the owner of The Hollow. He married his distant cousin, Lucy Angkatell. Retired government employee of Colonial India. Would have been Viceroy if Britain had stayed in power.
  • Lucy, Lady Angkatell (60 – 75), Henry’s wife, whose sociable, charismatic veneer hides a dark side, only occasionally seen by her family. Appears scatter-brained but knows what she is about.
  • Gudgeon, the butler (40 – 50). Very proper and is very loyal to the Angkatells.
  • Doris (late teen – mid-20s), a new maid. Lower class, not cultured, is being trained by Gudgeon.
  • Midge Harvey (late 20s – early 30s), Lucy’s young cousin. Only partly related to the Angkatell family, she refuses financial support from them. Determined to make her own way. Works in a dressmaker’s shop in London.
  • Edward Angkatell (late 30s – 40s), a distant cousin and heir of the Ainswick Estate. He has a quiet charm but is outshined by Cristow whom he blames for Henrietta refusing his proposals and his low self-esteem.
  • John Cristow, M.D. (40s) is passionate about his work and curing “Ridgeway’s disease.” He is self-confident, attractive, and has great charisma which he uses to get what and who he wants.
  • Gerda Cristow (30s – 40s), John’s wife. Rather plain and simple. Worries about everything. Idealizes John and blames herself for all difficulties, even when John is wrong. Would rather be at home with her children.
  • Veronica Craye (40s), a successful actress. She is beautiful and egotistical. John’s lover from years ago. When she insisted he abandon medicine and go to Hollywood, he refused. She’s back to change his mind.
  • Inspector Colquhoun (30 – 40s), the investigating officer. Detective Sergeant Penny (20s), an assisting policeman in the case.
  • Five (5) Non-Speaking roles available as servants of the Manor House Two [2] Women & Three [3] Men (20s – 50s)