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MMP to hold auditions for ‘How to Solve a Murder’ Fri. and Sat.

Master Mystery Productions– Master Mystery Productions returns for a bright, witty comedy, written by local playwright Janis Kunz in her debut play and directed by Daniel Stallings, set aboard a British train where a wealthy man of leisure tries his hand at criminology only to be pulled out of the silly scrapes he gets into by his trusty manservant. Titled “How to Solve a Murder,” the play stars Archibald Reeves, who is keen to start investigating the murder of a doctor and hops on a train to Beddington to learn more.

However, Reeves doesn’t realize the train is packed with several suspects and sinister motives and his well-meaning bungling starts to get him in trouble. Thankfully, the quick wit of his valet Brewster may help. As bodies keep appearing and disappearing, suspects turn into sleuths themselves, and the train conductors grow ever more suspicious, Reeves and Brewster will have their hands full trying to untangle this mystery. This show may prove definitely how not to solve a murder.

We are holding auditions for actors on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Red Rock Books (206 W. Ridgecrest Blvd.). The show calls for ten roles of various age ranges. Actors will read selected passages from Janis Kunz’s original script.

No theatrical experience is necessary, and all levels of performers are welcome to audition. Actors need to be age 13 and older to audition.

Those under 18 will need a parent/guardian signature on a permission slip and a parent/guardian must attend any and all rehearsals their child attends. Actors under 18 require a parent/guardian at the show dates. Rehearsals will be scheduled following auditions based on actor availability. Performances are scheduled for November 3, 4, 10, 17, and 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Ship 4084. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to support the VFW. For information, visit Master Mystery Productions on Facebook.