The Unexpected Guest

Unexpected Guest - Portrait

Audition Dates:

Sunday, March 3, and Monday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m. at The Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg.


Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.


Seeking an ethnically diverse cast of 10 actors (7M, 3F) to play the following roles.  All ages are playing ages. The director will cast actors who can believably play the ages suggested.

Michael Starkwedder (Lead) Male, 25-35, mid-30s average man, shrewd thinker, dressed in tweeds.

Laura Warwick (Lead) Female, 25-40: an attractive blonde woman of about 30. Married to the deceased.

Mrs Warwick (Supporting) Female, 55-70: strong, domineering mother of the deceased.

Miss Bennet (Supporting) Female, 30-50: the Warwicks’ longtime house manager, ex-hospital nurse from the war.

Angell (Supporting) Male, 35-60: longtime professional House Nurse/manservant. Not above blackmail.

Jan Warwick (Supporting) Male, 18-25: half-brother to the deceased. A bit slow and excitable.

Inspector Thomas (Lead) Male, 40-65: seasoned man of the law.

Sergeant Cadwallader (Supporting) Male, 30-40: youngish man of the law who would rather be writing poetry.

Julian Farrar (Supporting) Male, 30-45: stately, heartthrob type running for office. Having an affair with Laura.

Richard Warwick (Supporting) Male, late 50’s: handsome, stately, a non speaking role


LTM’s Audition Form.pdf

Auditions will take place at the theatre. Actors will be asked to perform a cold reading from selections of the play. No monologue is needed.

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