Monday and Tuesday, May 23 & 24, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
“A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” is a fast-paced farce with plenty of intrigue to keep audiences guessing from beginning to end. Matthew and Julia Perry have lost the spark in their marriage and Matthew wants to travel the world without his wife, so he makes his New Year’s resolution to kill Julia by the next New Year’s Eve. When family members and friends start turning up dead, all are taken on a wild ride to get to the bottom of the mystery. This show is highly physical with fast-paced dialogue.
The characters are:
- Matthew Perry, mid-50s, a man who from birth has had more dollars than sense. He is facing a mid-life crisis.
- Julia Perry, mid-50s, Matthew’s wife. She is a classy, intelligent woman who loves her husband, despite his many faults, and is always a step ahead of him.
- Butram, 40s – 50s, the family butler for many years, although convinced he is above being a butler – at least for this family. He is given to crying jags and harbors a terrible secret.
- Bunny Perry, mid-20s, Matthew and Julia’s sweet, but dim-witted and deeply shallow daughter.
- Donald, mid 20s, Bunny’s fiancé. He is very earnest, and very much in love with Bunny.
- Plotnik, 30s – 50s, a witless detective. He was born 40 years too late, and read too many Dashiell Hammett novels. He fancies himself a cynical gumshoe, but lacks the savvy to locate, let alone solve, a crime.
Director Marcie Berg has worked at many theaters across Minnesota. Her most recent directing credits include “Death by Design: A Comedy with Murder” for Lakeshore Players and “We Are Monsters” with Ashland Productions.
Rehearsals will be held Monday – Thursday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. with occasional weekend rehearsals, depending on cast availability. Performances are July 15 – 31 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on the main stage.
All auditioning should bring a headshot and resume, if available, and a list of conflicts during the rehearsal period. All auditions will consist of readings from the script. Scripts will be available during the audition evenings at 5 p.m.