AUDITIONS FOR A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY

A murder mystery comedy by Ron Bernas
Directed by Dan Gibbins
Performances at the Pumphouse Theatre – January 26th to February 10th, 2018

They say that New Year’s Resolutions, that most time-honoured tradition, are doomed to fail. People throw themselves enthusiastically at a lofty goal; this year they will cut out sugar completely, learn a new language by July, quit smoking, or finally write their novel. It doesn’t matter that their outline has the page count skyrocketing – it has been resolved! And on the glitziest, tipsiest of nights too! It can’t possibly fail. So, what happens when Matthew Perry, husband to Julia, father to Bunny, resolves that before the clock strikes midnight one year from now, he will have murdered his wife? Well, she laughs hysterically for a moment before vowing that she will make passionate love to their butler and then they go off to host their party. What this new year brings is laugh after laugh, body after body (not Julia’s…Matthew isn’t very good at this), and a bona fide gumshoe, who probably couldn’t buy gum. Or a shoe. Join us for a new year full of comedy, mystery, marriage (maybe) and falling in love all over again!

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Matthew Perry (Male, 50s)
Genial and well-meaning, Matthew has regardless decided that his retirement would be more enjoyable with a dead wife and a new girlfriend. But his crime technique needs work.

Julia Perry (Female, 50s)
Enjoys the intellectual stimulation of thwarting her husband’s assassination attempts.

Buttram (Male, 40s-60s)
The family butler. Devoted to the Perry family despite their eccentricities, but concealing a secret.

Bunny Perry (Female, 20s)
Naive and absent minded, she hopes to make her wedding the social event of the year, despite this rash of mysterious deaths surrounding it.

Donald (Male, 20s)
Bunny’s fiance, devoted to her but in over his head with the family dramatics.

Plotnick (Male, 30s-50s)
A detective who fancies himself the next Sam Spade, but hasn’t quite got a clue.

Audition Requirements:

  • A prepared comedic monologue to highlight your abilities (approximately two to five minutes)
  • Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition

Not a traditional actor?  That is okay, get in touch with us and we will find a way for you to showcase what you have to offer.

Open auditions for all roles will take place:

  • Sunday October 29th (1:00 to 3:30pm)
  • Monday October 30th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
  • Thursday November 2nd (7:00 to 9:30pm)

at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 – 5th Avenue NW
(lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre)
Click here for a Google Map.

Callbacks, if required, will take place on Sunday November 5th from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Rehearsals will take place from November 12th through January 25th (with a break for Christmas).  Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Call 403-246-2999 or send an e-mail for more info.

Choose an available Audition Time:


Sunday October 29, 2017
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Monday October 30, 2017
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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