The River City Players are calling all actors with or without experience. We will hold auditions for its Fortieth Anniversary Season fall mystery, The Pen is Deadlier by Fred Carmichael on Wednesday, September 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; Thursday, September 8th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Monday, September 12th, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Auditions will be held at the Trails Regional Library in their meeting room downstairs. Please enter through the backdoor for auditions. The library is located at 1008 Main Street, Lexington, MO 64067. Note: For more info, please visit our website: www.rcplayers.org or call or text Sharon at (816) 877-7114.
Audition nights also provide an opportunity to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.
Overview of the play:
This exciting mystery contains two murders with ever mounting excitement and explores the fascinating psychological overtones and undertones that impel the murder to the crime. Atop one of the fashionable Hollywood Hills, Clair Clarendon, top gossip columnist, reigns supreme over her helpless targets. Their lives and loves are ruled by her pen and it is not surprising that all of them could wish her dead. Ideal for college and little theatre groups, as it provides superb acting assignments for the whole cast. Audiences attending this play's premiere performances at the Dorset Playhouse, Vermont, were loud and long in their applause.
Horton, a young man in his late twenties, incisive and with a sharp sense of humor.
Mrs. Griggs, a middle-aged housekeeper.
Clair Clarendon, a sharp brittle and brilliant woman, knows what she wants and gets it.
Phyllis, early twenties, attractive, but somehow shy.
Virginia Marrow, young and extremely beautiful.
George O. Grenoff, an aging director with a sarcastic sense of humor born of his lack of great success.
Isabel Ilsley, no longer a leading lady, but still extremely beautiful in a hardened way.
Wilma Hood, a former ingenue but now with the lines and bulges of middle age.
Jeff Oxford, early thirties and very attractive in a “pretty boy” way.
Lieutenant Maples, a detective.