Aug 012017

Auditons for ‘Murder in the Heir’ – An interactive Murder Mystery
By Billy St. John
Directed by James Chappel and Phil Holmes

Etham Little Theatre Company will be holding open auditions for their upcoming production, “Murder’s In The Heir”, by Billy St. John.

Auditions will be held at the theatre in the rehersal room on Sunday August 13th7-9pm & Monday August 14th7-9pm
Performing: 16 Nov – 2 Dec

In this murder mystery comedy, Tyrannical billionaire, Simon Starkweather, gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will. His lawyer reveals that he has bequeathed vast fortunes to his family members as well as to his many servants, but then announces that within hours this will becomes invalid. Of course, the rejected heirs and staff are not pleased, so it’s not surprising when they roam the old mansion carrying such items as an ax, a gun, and poison. Predictably, Simon is discovered murdered. Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity, and motive to commit the unseen murder, and it’s up to the audience to decide who actually did it.

The cast is comprised of the following characters:

SIMON STARKWEATHER: A billionaire, tyrannical (M 20-40) (played by the same actor who plays Simon III)
FIONA STARKWEATHER: Simon’s niece by marriage, befuddled (F 20-40)
JORDAN STARKWEATHER – Simon’s nephew, Fiona’s son, a playboy (M 20-40)
PAULA THOMPSON – Simon’s great-niece, a Southern belle (F 20-40)
SIMON STARKWEATHER III – Simon’s grandson, a college student (played by the same actor who plays old Simon) (M 20-40)
BENSONHURST – the butler, formal (M 40+)
MRS. TRENT – the housekeeper, dour (F 40+)
MINERVA WALKER – the cook, temperamental (F any age)
NANCY POLLARD – the maid, shy (F any age)
RUFUS JONES – the handyman, surly (M any age)
LOIS VAN ZANDT – a lawyer, business-like (F any age)
MISS WITHERS – a nurse, stern (F any age)
KATHY COLLINS – a personal secretary, bright, self-assured (F any age)
MIKE DAVIS – a private detective, smart, tough (M 30+ )
GENE (or JEAN) CULPEPPER – the director (either/ Any age)

Contact for appointment:
Phil Holmes
0412 109 535

Type of production

Company Name and Suburb
Eltham Little Theatre, Research