The Playhouse at McConnellstown to Hold Auditions for the Mysterious Summer Comedy “Murder Inn”
The Playhouse will hold auditions for “Murder Inn” on May 28th at 7 PM in its building located at 11680 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, PA in the village of McConnellstown. The show performance dates are July 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th at 7:30 PM and July 21st and 28th at 2:00 PM. Please bring your calendar with all conflicts between May 28th and July 28th. Scripts are currently available for perusal. All scripts must be returned to The Playhouse before auditions on May 28th.
All actors will be required to attend all scheduled rehearsals during the final week before the show opens. Rehearsals are usually 3 evenings each week; work days are held on Saturday or Sunday mornings depending on scheduling conflicts, and Saturday and/or Sunday rehearsals are possible. For more information, please contact The Playhouse at 814-627-0311. You may also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LittleTheater.
To be directed by Don Dietz, “Murder Inn,” is written by Howard Voland and Keith McGregor. This delightful comedy features a cast of zany characters including a near-sighted knife-throwing poltergeist, a Ouija board of doubtful veracity, thunder and lightning, screams in the dark, and a satisfying body count.
The dilapidated eighteenth century Barnsley Inn, located in New England, is supposedly haunted by a knife-throwing poltergeist named Marco. A group of tourists from the Ghosts and Ghouls of New England tour are forced to make an unscheduled stop at the Barnsley in order to escape an impending storm.
What looks to be an unpleasant and uncomfortable detour soon turns into a night of mayhem and madness as knives begin to pop up…in the most unexpected places. As the storm builds and the body count rises, the survivors try to figure out who done it. And even more important- who’s likely to have it done to them next?
The casting requirements are as follows:
JAKE TALBOT (Mid to late 20s): Son of the owner of the Barnsley Inn. A sturdy, no-nonsense young man who takes care of the place for his mother. In good physical shape.
MARTHA TALBOT (50s+) Owner of the Barnsley; cantankerous, short, and plump with gray hair.
AGNES TATE (40s+) Meddlesome, antagonistic, sarcastic, inconsiderate. Everyone’s murder victim of choice. Dressed expensively, but not in the best of taste.
CAROLYN PICKETT (20s) Niece and traveling companion for Agnes; attractive, unassuming, and smartly dressed.
ELLEN HALSEY (20s-30s) The tour guide, attractive and professional.
MURIEL LAMPMANN (40s+) Petite and…ethereal. A true believer in the occult. An airhead of sorts, but very sweet.
PATRICIA SIMPSON (40s+) Reserved, nervous, and always tense.
TODD CURRIER (20s+) Congenial, intelligent, and well-dressed in a casual way.
LAWRENCE CURRIER (50s+) A college professor on sabbatical who is doing research for a book. Widowed in the last couple of years. Distinguished and intellectual.
GRACE SHARP (50s+) A retired school teacher; petite and “fluffy.” She looks helpless, which is by no means the case.
DORIS BROOKS (50s+) Retired nurse practitioner. Matter of fact and sarcastic.
DONALD SCHULTZ (30s+) The van driver. Morose.All casting decisions are at the discretion of the show’s director. In addition to actors and actresses for the production, we are also looking for production assistants, stage managers, and stage crew. We also encourage anyone who would like to work with lights, sound, costumes, properties, and set design to contact Artistic Director Daniel Weston at email@example.com.
While experience is helpful, The Playhouse at McConnellstown does not require previous theatrical experience. We do, however, require that you have the desire, commitment, and the drive to help us produce the high-quality shows that our audiences have come to expect. Please come join us for a wonderful theatrical experience. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!