Bloodshed and Bubbly Audition Notice
Audition Notice: Actors needed for an original play – Bloodshed and Bubbly. This will be a one-time performance as part of a fundraiser for Women’s Theatre Collective, Sacramento.
Synopsis: The Thistle Berry Bed & Breakfast, in the sleepy, remote town of Lander, Wyoming, is the ideal romantic getaway. Or it was until Valentine’s Day of 2020 when the quiet of the night is broken by a blood-curdling scream. Now Detective Wideshoe must prove her worth by discovering a killer. Was it Tom Thrombwell, the severe business man? Could it be sardonic and slick Alex Rodgers? Or maybe it was the temperamental musician, Jessie Palmer? Audience members will have the opportunity to try their stuff in this interactive night of romance and mystery.
Date: January 12th and 13th at 7:00PM
Location: Chicory Coffee & Tea, 1131 11th St, Sacramento
Performance Date: 1 performance on February 14th at 7:30PM at Chicory Coffee & Tea in Sacramento
Audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.
Justice Jones – woman, 30s – 40s. Owner of the Thimble Berry Bed & Breakfast. Devoted to her guests and fond of the peace and quiet of her home. A woman who plays her cards close to her chest. But could there be something more to the seemingly simple Justice?
Tara Thrombwell – woman, 50s – 60s. Deeply concerned with her appearance. A professional name dropper who makes it her job to “collect” the right people into her life. On a Valentine’s Day weekend away with her husband Tom, though things are not entirely rosy in their marriage.
Tom Thrombwell – man, 50s – 60s. A serious man who is rarely moved to expression. He is a proud man who never shies away from discussing his own hard-earned accomplishments. Tom is subjecting his wife to an unexpectedly humble vacation by their standards. What is Tom hiding?
Alex Rodgers – man, late 20s – 30s. A handsome and stylish man who carries himself with relaxed confidence. He has a deliciously wicked sense of humor and never doubts his opinions. He is on a romantic vacation with girlfriend Zoey, but no one can miss his roving eye.
Zoey Petterly – woman, 20s – 30s. Modern and stylish and obsessed with the idea of the healing energies of the universe. She has probably never held a real job, but considers herself beyond that mundane existence. Enjoying the attentions of Alex and working hard to stay above the dark vibes of unexpected death.
Peggy Olson – woman, 50s – 60s. A widow who is retired from her job in a city planning office. Peggy has a charming, childlike playfulness and desire to keep everyone smiling. But is Peggy as innocent as she seems? On a girls’ weekend with her sister (Kay) and niece (Jessie).
Kay Palmer – woman, 50s – 60s. A direct and to-the-point woman. Where her sister is eager to please, Kay is most concerned with managing the people around her. She has no patience for foolish behavior from others. Her recent years have been focused on financing her daughter’s lifestyle.
Jessie Palmer – woman, 30s – early 40s. A temperamental musician who doesn’t have any skill for managing her flashes of emotion. Her mistakes have always been caused by others and it seems that everyone is against her. Could Jessie’s temper have led her to murder?
Detective Wideshoe – woman, 30s – 60s. Charlie Wideshoe has wanted to be a detective since she was a young girl and read her first Agatha Christie novel. She has lived in this small town of Lander, Wyoming most of her life and is eager for her friends and family to take her seriously. She knows how to use her little grey cells and has been waiting to connect the clues in a real-life murder!
Sergeant Mack – man, 20s – 30s. A pretty-boy who loves the way he looks in a uniform. When Ben Mack isn’t on the job, he’s playing golf or pick up football with “his boys.” He’s been trying to get a date with Justice Jones for a while and now a murder in her bed and breakfast has created the perfect opportunity to strut his stuff.