Kudzu Playhouse's production of
Directed by Emily Chateau
April 2018**This show is confirmed, however dates may change based on venue availability
January 14, 2018 3:00 pm - New Discovery Christian Church, 961 Vinson Rd, Hernando, MS
Open to ages 18 and above.
Harnell Chesterton – a pompous narrator, around 40, a man without an unexpressed thought
Officer Bainbridge – a long-suffering police detective, 30s.
Blanche LaToure – a rather frazzled director, 30s.
Arnold Turnbull – a large man, 40s. (ALSO PLAYS FAT DADDY)
Doris Turnbull – a selfish actress, 40s. (ALSO PLAYS SWEET MAMA)
Lois Jacobsen – a coltish woman, late 20s. (ALSO PLAYS SAVANNAH AND MAN 1)
Steve Randall – a newcomer to the group, 20s. (ALSO PLAYS EARL AND MAN 2)
Leigh Dorsett – business-like, 20s. (ALSO PLAYS HYACINTH)
Ajax Conroy – not too bright, 20s. (ALSO PLAYS CLETE AND MAN3)
Trudy Marsh – the ultimate “techie”, a teenager.
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script to evaluate actor’s ability to improv.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the registration process. An audition form can be found here.
Show Dates: There will be three performances on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in early April. Location and dates are still being confirmed.
Rehearsals: Begin February 19, 2018. While you should not expect to be required at every rehearsal, you are expected to provide a list of conflicts for all days between the start of rehearsals and the last day of performances.
Contact the director at KudzuPlayhouseMS@gmail.com with any questions.
Dinner theater returns to Kudzu Playhouse for its third year! You’ve just settled down in a theatre to solve an audience-participation murder mystery. The narrator comes out and gives you a few “ins and outs” on what to look for in the play. The show starts and you meet Fat Daddy, a rich but vindictive southern gentleman with an equally conniving and scheming family. So you know who’s going to die, right? But who will the murderer be? Will it be Sweet Mama, Daddy’s pandering wife; Hyacinth, the daughter who’s always cleaning the family firearms; Earl the worm, or his overly amorous wife, Savannah; or Clete, the sullen handyman who, for some reason, is in the will? Then Fat Daddy is discovered, dead as a hammer. Except the corpse isn’t Daddy’s – it’s the narrator’s! The director comes on stage and the police arrive. Now you have to figure out which of the actors murdered the narrator. And not only are you questioning the cast, but they are questioning you! Yes, you are a suspect as well! This frantic mystery-comedy will have audiences guessing until the last clue is dropped and the last ham overacts.