Santa Paula Theater Center announces open auditions for their upcoming production of Agatha
Christie’s THE HOLLOW on Wednesday and Thursday, September 5 and 6 from 7-9 pm at the
Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 South 7 th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Auditions will
consist of cold readings from the script and are available at the audition. No appointment is
necessary. Please bring a headshot and resume if available, and be prepared to list any
potential conflicts from September 5 – December 16, 2018. THE HOLLOW will run weekends
from November 9 – December 16, with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm
and Sundays at 2:30 pm.

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The
Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr. Cristow is at the center of the trouble when
his mistress Henrietta, ex-mistress Veronica, and wife Gerda, simultaneously arrive at The
Hollow. Also visiting are Edward (who is in love with Henrietta) and Midge (who loves Edward).
Veronica ardently desires to marry Cristow and succeeds in reopening their affair but is unable
to get him to divorce his wife. Veronica unwisely states that if she cannot have him, no one
shall. Within five minutes Cristow is dead. Nearly everyone has a motive and most had the
opportunity. Enter Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny to solve the crime.

Roles available include: HENRIETTA ANGKATELL 20’s-30’s — an artist/sculptor; LADY
ANGKATELL (60’s +) — wife of Sir Henry Angkatell, owner of The Hollow estate; MIDGE
HARVEY (20’s) —Lucy’s young cousin, who works in a dress shop; GUDGEON (40 – 70’s) —
the long-time family butler for the Hollow; EDWARD ANGKATELL (30 – 40’s) — a distant cousin
of Henry; DORIS (20-50) - a housemaid in training; JOHN CHRISTOW, MD, FRCP (30 –
50’s)— a doctor and researcher; GERDA CHRISTOW (30-50’s) — his wife; VERONICA CRAYE
(30 – 50’s) — a movie star; INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN, CID (30 – 60’s) — a Scotland Yard
detective; DETECTIVE SERGEANT PENNY (20 – 50’s) — his associate.


THE HOLLOW will be directed by Fred Helsel, produced by Leslie Nichols, with scenic design
by Mike Carnahan, costume design by Barbara Pedziwiatr, lighting design by Gary Richardson,
and properties design by Gail Heck. Reign Lewis will stage manage the production.
Rehearsals for THE HOLLOW are scheduled to begin mid-September and usually take place
weeknight evenings, Sun – Thursday with occasional Saturday day rehearsals. Actual rehearsal
schedule to be determined once casting is completed and is based on availability. All rehearsals
take place at the Santa Paula Theater Center. This is a non-union production. There is no pay.
Any questions can be directed to director Fred Helsel at