Play On!

Written by Rick Abbott
Directed Al Edick
Produced by Maureen Edick
& Bonnie Whitmire

April 12-14, 19, 20*, 26-28, 2019
 9 performances

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

* Please note Saturday, April 20 has performances
at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Synopsis One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul: a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theatre manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its’ premiere! It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled, and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board. All the disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with hilarious mishaps as every turn. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theatre.

3 males, 7 females
Aggie Manville - a stage manager and prompter – any age
Geraldine Dunbar - a community theatre director – middle age
Henry Benish (Lord Dudley) - a character actor – mid 50’s
Polly Benish (Lady Margaret) - a character actress – mid 50’s 
Marla Smith (Doris the maid) - a supporting player – age 16-18
Saul Watson (Doctor Rex Forbes) - a villain – age 45-50
Billy Carewe (Stephen Sellers) -a juvenile – age 25
Violet Imbry (Diana Lassiter) - an igenue – age 22
Louise Peary - a sound & lighting and scenic technician – age 35
Phyllis Montague - a novice playwright in the community - age 35 or more

Auditions Saturday, February 23 at 2 PM & Monday, February 25 at 6 PM