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Production: 'Murder for Two' (See both roles)

Actor 2/The Suspects (Lead)

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Production Details

Second Stage Theatre is casting "Murder for Two." Synopsis: "A madcap mystery mixing classic musical comedy with a dash of Agatha Christie—one actor investigates the crime, the oth...more

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Male, ages 25-39, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Actor 2/The Suspects: (Lead) a sharp and versatile performer able to transform from role to role on a dime, a vivid, believable and extraordinarily chameleon-like actor-musician; full list of characters listed below.

Roles include

Arthur Whitney: celebrated author, the murder victim; Mrs. Dahlia Whitney: the victim's wife, zaniest of all the suspects, a 58-year-old southern woman whose dreams of a life in showbiz took a back seat as she fell into the shadows of her husband's career, but still harbors a deep and burning desire to perform, her logic borders on the ridiculous and cartoon; Barrette Lewis: a glamorous and sinister and highly aging ballerina, a femme fatale; Dr. Griff: a friendly old psychiatrist, the oldest of all the suspects, on a one-track mission to find a best friend and completely delusional about his relationship with Officer Marcus, desperate for affection and companionship; Steph Whitney: the inquisitive niece of Arthur and Dahlia Whitney, the most grounded of all the suspects, grad student studying criminology, eager and naive, the mousy girl next door who has not had many boyfriends; Murray Flandon: drill sergeant of a neighbor to the Whitneys, feisty, old, ever-bickering, but madly in love with his wife, together they trade insults as foreplay; Barb Flandon: feisty, from Brooklyn, one to gossip with the girls, ever-bickering but madly in love with her husband; The Anachronistic Boy's Choir: from Badoinkaville, a tough-talking place, "anachronistic yet droll," consists of Timmy, the wise cracking leader, Yonkers, rough and tumble, and Skid, the slower member of the choir, held back a couple of years; and Henry Vivaldi: a proud local firefighter, the happiest firefighter in the world, like a Gilbert and Sullivan character.