Open Auditions: Gaslight (AKA Angel Street) by Patrick Hamilton

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, December 3 & 4, 2017, at 7:00 pm

At the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Gaslight (aka Angel Street)
By Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Laura Jackson

Performance dates: February 9-25, 2018

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for Patrick Hamilton’s classic play, Gaslight (aka, Angel Street), at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre!

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, December 3 & 4, at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage. You don’t have to be present both nights, but it doesn’t hurt. No prepared monologues required– expect cold readings from a provided script. Please also dress comfortably and be prepared to move!

Monologues and scenes that will be used for the auditions will be posted to our facebook event page the week of November 27. If you have any questions, please contact the director, Laura Jackson, at Laura1282 AT gmail DOT com.

Performance dates are February 9-25, 2018.


A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Mr. Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually, the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.

“As a creepshow, Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian melodrama remains close to the top of the class.” ~New York Times

Roles Available:

Mr. Manningham (m): Tall, good looking, about 45. His manner is suave and authoritative, with a touch of mystery and bitterness.

Mrs. Manningham (f): About 34. She has been good looking, almost a beauty, but now she has a haggard, wan, frightened air, with rings under her eyes, which tell of sleepless nights and worse.

Rough (m): The detective. About 60. Greying, short, wiry, active, brusque, friendly, overbearing.

Elizabeth (f): A stout, amiable woman of about 50. The Manninghams’ cook and housekeeper.

Nancy (f): The maid. She is a self-conscious, pretty, cheeky girl of about 19.

Two male non-speaking roles

Additional Info:

Actors of all ages, shapes, sizes, gender-identities, ethnicities and experience levels are encouraged to audition! The character descriptions above are not set in stone, but merely suggestions from the playwright. All roles are open. We are also seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles backstage.

Although this IS an audition, we’re not judgmental, and we hope you feel welcome here and have a great time. If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions for Gaslight!

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

  • ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
  • our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
  • other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated. (Want to join us?)