Auditions for Winter One-Acts Nov. 18-19

The Middlebury Community Players will stage two one-act comedies at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury in February: Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound.

The Real Inspector Hound is Stoppard’s one-act featuring a play within a play. It is both a parody of drawing-room murder mysteries (like The Mousetrap) and an absurd examination of two theater critics charged with reviewing the play within the play. The cast includes the two critics, three women and three men, as well as one dead body that is on the stage throughout the play. Directed by Trent Campbell.

Shafer’s Black Comedy was first presented in 1965. The action supposedly in the dark is illuminated. When the lights are to be on, the stage darkens. A variety of characters have met for a variety of reasons in the apartment of an aspiring bachelor artist on an evening when a fuse has blown: his giddy, spoiled fiancée, her tightly wound father, a repressed spinster, an electrician, an antique collector, an art collector and a still-interested ex-girlfriend. Directed by Kate Tilton.

Please come to auditions prepared to read from the scripts. You may audition for either or both shows the same night. Perusal scripts will be available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office (382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon to 5pm). For more detailed descriptions of the plays and character lists, click HERE.

Auditions Wednesday and Thursday, November 18 and 19
7:00 p.m., at the Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury
(201 Mary Hogan Drive 05753)
Register by 6:45pm
If you are unable to make either audition date, please contact producer or director to schedule another audition time (contact info below).

Rehearsals will begin after November 28. The plays will be presented February 11-14, 2016, at Town Hall Theater.

For more information, or to request a different audition time, contact:
Producer Kristen Ginsburg, 802-989-5435, or
Director Kate Tilton, 802-233-5196 or
Director Trent Campbell, 802-989-8369, or