Updated: May 28
At Spotlight Theatrical Company
THE PSYCHIC – A MURDER MYSTERY OF SORTS
A Comedy in two acts – 4M, 2F
Auditions: Sunday 21 June 2020 – from 10:30
‘The Psychic’ follows the life of Adam Webster, a down-on-his- luck writer. In desperation to make the rent, Adam puts a sign in his apartment window, "Psychic Readings $25". The sign soon draws the interest of the lovely and conflicted Laura, her husband Roy, Roy’s mistress Rita, Rita’s lover- Johnny Bubbles and Ace Detective Norris Coslow.
In the surprising twists that follow, Adam gets entangled in an hilarious murder mystery (of sorts). The play's clever twists make for a pleasant diversion from the norm, making it satisfyingly unpredictable. It’ll keep you guessing ‘til the end!! With it’s surprise plot twists and all-around laughability, Stage Scene LA describes it as one of the best original comedies they’ve seen. Winner of the 2011 Mystery Writers of America ‘Edgar Alan Poe Award’ for Best Play.
The Psychic is set in a New York basement apartment in the present time. Convincing New York/American accents required. The characters are a bit larger than life, whilst not being OTT.
Notes about auditions
See full details at www.spotlighttheatre.com.au
Actors don’t need to memorize the audition dialogue and may have paper in hand for a little security, however it’s expected that a very good familiarity of the pieces will be evident. You are respectfully asked NOT to audition if you are unable or unwilling to commit to this project and to the whole team for the duration of the project.
Rehearsals to be decided once cast, however Sunday will definitely be in and at least one week night. Due to the nature of the script, with only two people on stage throughout Act 1, we might be able to get away with fewer rehearsals. Ie, you may only be needed once a week in the early weeks. Commencing July to Mid September. ALL CAST AND CREW are required to be financial members of Spotlight within 3 weeks of casting, $10. Can be done on line. For more info or for audition pieces, please email the director Helen Maden: firstname.lastname@example.org