The Penfield Players announces auditions for its fall production of "Murder Weapon" by Brian Clemens on Monday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 31, 7-8:30 p.m.

at the Penfield Community Center Courtrooms, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield.

PLAY DESCRIPTION: When ex-convict Charley Mirren is found bearing a gun, standing over a dead man, it appears to be an open-and-shut case for Inspector Fremont, but as Chief Constable Jessica Bligh probes further, she discovers all is not what it seems. Murder Weapon is a highly tense thriller from Brian Clemens, creator of the 1960's television series The Avengers and author of Inside Job, Without Trace, and Strictly Murder.

Director Jerry Argetsinger is looking for the following:
CHIEF CONSTABLE JESSICA BLIGH: Female, mid-40's. Intelligent, attractive, and "nothing masculine about her;" has vigorous stage business.
INSPECTOR FREMONT: Male, 45 to 50. Hard, world-wise, and a bit weary and disheveled.
DR. HUGO BLAKE MEAD: Male, mid 30's to mid-40's. Stereotypical psychologist; "well built" and "darkly handsome."
CHARLEY MIRREN: Male, early 50's. Ex-convict; a loser, full of anxiety, has blind respect for authority but is quite complex; needy but but can be very aggressive when challenged.
DIANE: Female, 30-ish. Friend of Jessica Bligh; very attractive and fashionable.
PAUL: Male, 30's to 40's (must look older than Hugo). Comfortably middle-aged image; doesn't appear to be the lover he actually is.
CONSTABLE WALTER: Male, any age. British Bobby; the go-to man. (A mostly non-speaking role.)

Performances will be October 28th, 29th November 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8:00 p.m. at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

AUDITION STYLE: Please attend one audition night prepared to read one or more scenes with fellow-auditioners. Prepared monologues are welcome but not required.

WHAT TO BRING: Headshots and acting resume are not required but are helpful.

READ THE SCRIPT: Familiarizing yourself with the play will assist you in creating your version of the characters for which you'll be reading. (Request an electronic copy from the director at or Lynne at

General Audition Info

The Penfield Players hold separate auditions for each of the season's shows. Our fall performances are in November and we usually hold auditions in August. Our spring show auditions vary. All auditions are held at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. in Penfield.

Auditions usually consist of readings from the script, but some directors encourage a prepared monologue. It is strongly recommended that you read the script before auditioning. Reading scripts are usually available from the director.

We look forward to seeing you at a future audition!


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