Lincoln Community Playhouse will hold auditions for "Black Coffee" by Agatha Christie Aug. 22-23 with callbacks Aug. 24 at the Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Roles are available for 10 men and three women. There are several smaller roles. Scripts are available for checkout at the Playhouse box office. Auditions begin at 7 p.m. each night, and actors may reserve an evening by signing up at lincolnplayhouse.com. Rehearsals begin Sept. 4 with performances Oct. 19-21, 26-28 and Nov. 2-4. Kat Cover will direct.
An accomplished physicist, Sir Claud Amory has constructed a workable formula for one of the most deadly weapons known to man – the atom bomb. Hercule Poirot, with the help of Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, is called in after the formula is mysteriously stolen and Sir Claud is callously murdered.
This whodunit includes endless red herrings, subplots of infamous spies and a prophetic storyline about weapons created through "bombarding the atom." It is one of Christie’s most gripping country house murder mysteries.
"Black Coffee" is being produced in conjunction with Beatrice Community Players' "A Murder is Announced" by Agatha Christie. Both plays will be performed in Lincoln and Beatrice as part of this Christie festival.