AUDITIONS FOR OUR FALL SHOW
“MURDER BY TEN”
By Eddie McPherson, Directed By Sandy Dempsey
ARE AUGUST 12th and 13th from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
In the South Room at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center
201 N. Dodgion St, Independence, MO 64050
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
PEPPY SPARKS: High Strung and Nervous
MISS PRIGGISH: Pompous, smug and, well priggish
MR. NOSTRUM: Quack of a Surgeon
MR. ROPER: An ex-cox with a past temper
MR. DRUDGE: Butler type. Poised and dry
MRS DRUDGE: Mr. Drudge’s ugly servant wife. (Played by a male)
JUDGE SLAYER: Overbearing, take-charge type
GENERAL BLITZ: Wears a uniform but is quite cowardly
MARK CENTRUM: For some reason wears a large target on his shirt
RICH N. VIRILE: A Ladies’ Man
DETECTIVE FOOT: One of the detectives to investigate the murders; appears only in last scene.
DETECTIVE HOUND: Second detective to investigate the murders
DETECTIVE CLOTHES : Third detective to investigate the murders
OFFSTAGE VOICE: More friendly then ominous
This is a fun parody of one of Agatha Christie’s most popular mystery novels. Who the heck did all the murdering? Ten dim-witted people have been invited to an old house on Dunce Island with the ultimate purpose, unbeknownst to them, to be murdered. Apparently, because of his or her dumbness, each was responsible for the earlier death of someone else. Now, one by one, they themselves are done in according to a silly nursery rhyme hanging over the fireplace. Because they’re not the brightest bulbs in the box, the poor victims are murdered rather easily by such things as vacuum cleaner hoses and live alligators. After several murders take place, they become suspicious of each other. But when the last person bites the dust and there’s no one else on the island, the question remains: Who the heck did all the murdering?
October 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and October 13, 2019 at 2 p.m.