Henderson Community Theatre has announced open auditions for its fall production, Postmortem by Ken Ludwig, a murder mystery set in 1922. At 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center, director Steve McCarty will cast 7 roles, including three men and four women varying in ages from early 20s through 50s.
In Postmortem, actor William Gillette, known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited his sister and the cast of his latest revival of the play for a weekend at his magnificent pseudo-medieval castle. Still grieving over his wife’s suicide one year earlier, Gillette has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder William Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric Gillette plans to solve the case himself a la Sherlock Holmes. Roles for the play include Gillette, his elderly sister, his long-time colleague and his colleague’s wife, the best friend of his late wife, and two younger actors from his current show.
Auditioners may, if they choose, prepare a short farce, slapstick or comedy monologue, but the audition will also include cold readings from the play. Although those auditioning are welcome to attend auditions both nights, only once is necessary.
The cast will rehearse on Monday and Thursday evenings with performances at the Henderson Fine Arts Center on November 9 and 10. For additional information, call Sharon Burton at 270-831-9646 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.