Auditions – A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody

BATS Theatre Co. Inc. AUDITIONS

“A Litle Murder Never Hurt Anybody”

Comedy

By Ron Bernas

Directed by David Corben

 

This zany comedy begins on New Year’s Eve at the Perry mansion. Julia and Matthew seem to have it all, but Matthew wants something more – to be rid of his wife Julia so he can have some real fun. He resolves to murder Julia and tells her so. She vows to stay alive and tells him so.

And so the games begin – a hilarious match of wits and the witless. While Julia cleverly dodges Matthew’s devious murder attempts, the Perry friends and staff are dying off mysteriously. Dim-witted daughter Bunny contemplates calling off her wedding to fiancé Donald because there won’t be any gifts. Enter Detective Plotnik who suspects everyone, but hasn’t a clue.

Donald and Plotnik jump to the conclusion that Julia is the murderer. Their plan to trap her comically back-fires when Matthew confesses to the murderous deeds, although he didn’t really kill anyone. But if he didn’t do it, WHO DONE IT?

The play is a screwball homage to the comedies of the 30’s and 40’s.

Audition

Monday 19 June at 7.30pm
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim

Actors Required

All ages given are only a guide to “stage age” of the characters

Matthew Perry 50+
More dollars than sense. Mid-life crisis

Julia Perry 45+
Wife of Matthew. Classy, intelligent

Bunny Perry 20+
Daughter, dim-witted and deeply shallow

Donald Baxter 20+
Bunny’s fiancé, earnest, much in love with Bunny

Buttram 60+
Family butler, given to fits of weeping.

Detective Plotnik 40+
Witless gumshoe. American accent required.

Also require household staff:
Two non-speaking roles: one male houseboy 18+; one female maid 18+

Performances:
Friday 29, Saturday 30 September, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017 at 7:30pm.
Matinees: Sunday 1 and Saturday 7 October at 2:00pm

For more information, contact the director David Corben on 07 5456 1789