Sorry, Wrong Number

A Seussified Christmas Carol
November 20, 2020

Sorry, Wrong Number (End of May 2021)


In 1943, Sorry, Wrong Number first aired on the Suspense radio program. The story by Lucille Fletcher went on to be adapted to become a movie, and a later production of the radio program won The Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama.

Mrs. Elbert Stevenson, an invalid woman confined to her bed, attempts to call her husband, who is working late. Frustrated with the busy signal, she seeks the help of the operator who connects her through to what she assumes is her husband's office phone. Instead of hearing his familiar voice, she listens in on a conversation where two men are plotting a murder. The victim is a woman, home alone, who lives near a bridge. The men plan for the attack to take place just as the train crosses the bridge, so the sound will mask any screams from the victim.

Actors should choose a character to audition from the script excerpts below. Then pre-record an audio or video clip and submit with your audition form (.MP4, .MP3, or .WAV files accepted). Read one character line and pause like you are listening on the phone to the opposite character. Please fill out the online audition form by April 19, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on April 23 via zoom call.

Script excerpts to choose from:
Agnes: pp.11-13, 16-17, 18-19
Operator: pp. 16-17
George and Man: pp. 5-6
Man in Black: pp. 3-4

Please contact Sheri Brunner at, or call (952) 807-6473 with any audition or show questions.

Mrs. Elbert Stevenson (Agnes)
Police Sergeant Martin
Telephone Operator
Chief Operator
Information Operator
Western Union
Hospital Receptionist
Man in Black

Creative Staff

    DirectorSheri Brunner
    Assistant DirectorDan Stephans
    Audio EngineerChristian McCall