2505 South Highway 89 - Perry, Utah
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(435) 723-8392


 

Written by Monk Ferris
Directed by Diane Robbins

Audition Dates

Thursday, August 4, 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 6, 9:00 AM

Callbacks will be held August 6, 11:30AM
or August 8, 7:00PM. if needed.

 

Instructions

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.  Please bring a resume, headshot (if possible), and a list of all conflicts from August 8 through November 1.
Contact Diane at diane@heritagetheatreutah.com with any questions.

Roles are non-paid. No participation fee.

Audition forms may be downloaded here.

 

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin August 9 and will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (with Saturday mornings as needed).

 

Cast of Characters

Ages listed are suggestions.
Good, comedic acting ability and timing is important.
  All roles are open.

Marsha Gilmore | 30s - 40s
A happy housewife addicted to reading cheesy murder mysteries

Tobias Gilmore | 40s - 50s
A Wall Street broker

Virgil Baxter | 30s - 50s
Neighbor and friend; out of his element with the ensuing chaos

Persis Devore | 30s - 40s
A lady with a secret. Attractive and fashionable interior designer

Bianca | 20s
The Gilmore’s easygoing, slightly kooky maid; likes to sample the alcohol

Lynette Thoren | 50s-70
Marsha’s mother; an elegant woman

Ben Quade | 20s-30s
Bianca’s boyfriend and a policeman

 

Synopsis

A happy housewife named Marsha is hopelessly addicted to reading murder mysteries. She overhears her loving husband discussing her upcoming birthday surprise with an interior decorator. To her ears, though, it sounds like they are planning to murder her!  With the assistance of her next door neighbor she tries to turn the tables on them with a poisoned potion. When her own mother shows up for her birthday a day early, Marsha thinks she is in on the diabolical scheme. Then her maid’s date, a policeman, shows up to take the maid out, and Marsha thinks he is on to her poisoning attempt. Well, finally, just when you would think all this would be cleared up, Marsha’s intended victims discover what she has supposed, and decide to teach her a lesson. The comedy is broad, fast and nonstop.

 

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