THE MARQUIS CROSSING LADIES SOCIETY’S FIRST ATTEMPT AT MURDER
by Pat Cook
Audition Dates: January 7 @ 2:30 PM & January 8 @ 6:30 PM at the main theatre.
PRODUCTION DATES: March 9,10,11 & 16,17,18, 2018
Director: Martha Robertson
3 Men and 6 Women Needed.
Auditions will be held at the Main Theatre at 117 Larrimore Lane.
You think it’s easy to write a murder? Just ask the Marquis Crossing Ladies Society for the Arts when they decide to do just that. Especially when they find out they have to pay royalties to do a published play. The thing soon gets out of hand and the ladies find they are now writing an operatic murder mystery dinner theater piece with audience participation. Then, when two actual convicts show up looking for a hide out; the ladies use them to help write the play. “All we really want to do,” Aunt Emma points out, “is throttle a congressman.”
Cast of Characters (as listed by the publisher, subject to change if needed by director)
Emma Thorton – A slightly daffy older lady with a warm heart.
Audrey Kesselring – Emma’s best Friend, a sarcastic lady, middle-aged.
Midge Dodge – A small but energetic woman also middle-aged.
Beryl Overton – A rather dim woman, also middle-aged.
Opaline Jones – A pushy, suspicious woman, also middle-aged.
Joan Parnell – A young and pretty neighbor of Emma’s.
Mad Jack Pepper – A rather crude convict, a bit homicidal.
Terry Hopkins – Emma’s young, handsome nephew.
Officer Kerns – The epitome of the dumb, clumsy cop.