Off Stage Productions, a community theatre company providing quality and affordable dinner theatre, proudly announces open auditions for our fall production "Murder Inn", written by Howard Voland & Keith McGregor. This comedy/murder mystery will be directed by Dan Bulau.
OPEN AUDITIONS are set for Sunday, Aug 2nd and Tuesday, Aug 4th at 7 PM at the Van Wert Senior Center located at 220 Fox Road, Van Wert. We will be looking to cast 12 (4 men, 8 women) of various ages. No prior acting experience necessary to audition. Scripts are available for review before auditions at Premier Financial, 211 S. Walnut Street, Van Wert. Call 419-605-6708 for more information.
Performance dates will be October 24,25,30,31 and November 1, 6 & 7.
Murder Inn is set in New England, at the Barnsley Inn, a dilapidated eighteenth century inn, which is supposedly haunted by Marco, a knife-throwing poltergeist. A group of tourists, on a tour-Ghosts and Ghouls of New England-is forced, by a storm, to make an unscheduled stop at the Barnsley. 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?
Characters: (*ages, etc. are flexible as long as they work as a group)
John Talbot - (20's,) son of the owner of Barnsley Inn. A sturdy, no-nonsense young man.
*Martha Talbot - (50's) Owner of Barnsley; cantankerous, short and plump with gray hair
*Agnes Tate: "Middle Aged (40-50+)" Meddlesome, antagonistic, sarcastic, inconsiderate. Everyone's murder victim of choice.
Carolyn Pickett - (20's) Niece and traveling companion for Agnes; attractive and unassuming.
Ellen Halsey - (25-35) The tour guide, attractive and professional.
*Muriel Lampmann - "Middle Aged (40-50+)". Petite and....ethereal. A true believer in the occult. An airhead of sorts, but very sweet. Traveling alone
*Patricia Simpson - "Middle Aged (40-50+)" Reserved, nervous, always tense. Traveling alone.
Todd Currier - (20's) Congenial, intelligent and well dressed in a casual way. He's traveling with his father.
*Lawrence Currier - (Mid to late 50's) A college professor on sabbatical, doing research for a book. Widowed in the last couple of years. Distinguished and intellectual.
*Grace Sharp- (60+) A retired school teacher; she's petite and "fluffy", and she looks helpless, which is by no means the case. Traveling with her longtime friend, Doris Brooks.
*Doris Brooks - (60+) Retired nurse practitioner. Matter-of-fact and sarcastic. Traveling with Grace.
Donald Schultz - (In his 40's) The van driver. Physically either heavy or very thin. Morose.
“Features wonderful dialogue, a colorful, kooky cast of characters, and a good dose of humor.” – Everett Herald
Come audition for our Fall show! Prepare to join the group and have the time of your life while entertaining patrons in a relaxing and comfortable setting! Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements indicating show times and reservation information of the seven shows held at the Senior Center at 220 Fox Road, Van Wert, OH.