Black Coffee Auditions
Directed by Kat Cover.
Auditions: August 22 and 23 from 7-10pm with callbacks August 24 from 7-10pm. Roles for 10 men and 3 women. There are several smaller roles in this show.
Rehearsals begin September 4 (typically weekdays 7-10pm). Performances October 19-21, November 2-4 at LCP and October 26-28 at Beatrice Community Players.
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.
A superbly crafted whodunit with endless red herrings, subplots of infamous spies and an astonishingly prophetic storyline about weapons created through ‘bombarding the atom’. One of Christie’s most gripping country house murder mysteries.
Black Coffee - Character List
Tredwell 40-60 : The butler to the Amory Household
Sir Claude Amory 50 +, Researcher and head of Amory Family
(May double as Inspector Japp or Constable)
Richard Amory 20’s -30’s, dependent son of Sir Claude, has returned home with new bride.
Edward Raynor 30+, Private secretary to Sir Claude
Dr. Carelli, 30+, Foreign visitor to the Amory house.
Hercule Poirot 40+, Famous Belgian detective. Major role including accent.
Captain Arthur Hastings 30+ Traveling companion and assistant to Poirot
Dr. Graham 30+, local Physician called into investigate cause of death.
Inspector Japp 30+ Police inspector called into investigate murder.
(May be doubled)
Johnson 20+ Constable assisting Inspector Japp.
Miss Caroline Amory 50+, sister of Sir Claude. Grand Dam
Barbara Amory 30+ Niece of Sir Amory, lives in house.
Lucia Amory 18+, Young exotic wife of Richard Amory.
Ages are of what a person can play not actual age of actor.