This Business of Murder!
By Mike Standing
Directed by Ben Johnson
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30 P.M.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 6:30 P.M.
1077 Lake Dr. Port Washington, WI 53074
Auditions will consist of reading from the script.
Please bring any/all known conflicts.
Rehearsals are 3 Evenings per week (no Fridays)
Sir Alan Sweetener The Boss of Sweetener’s Sweet Things (Mr. Nasty 50/60s)
Victoria Sweetener Sir Alan’s dowdy and dotty sister (Stronger of the sisters)
Constance Sweetener Sir Alan’s dowdier and dottier sister (Weak and simpering - rathe silly)
Nick Brewer the company's Accounts Manager (Older Mr. Nice guy!)
Hannah McCanna Purchasing Manager (Likeable - married with family)
Stella Remington Production Manager (Efficient but abrasive - 30/40s)
Angela Darling from the Marketing Department (likeable, single, a worrier - 30/40) Inspector John Sherlock Police Detective (Seen-it-all-before type - Any age). (You can guess why.)
Toby Jugge a relatively junior member of staff from the Sales Office (Likeable, enthusiastic - 30/40s)
Karen Underwood - Sir Alan's Secretary (Efficient but put-upon - 30/40s) Presenter - Master of ceremonies. (Smart with strong voice - M/F)
Caretaker - (Non-speaking, second act only)s)
Sir Alan Sweetener is part owner of the family business Sweeteners Sweet Things. He is not a very nice boss, so there's a distinct air of trepidation when he calls the other board members (his sisters) and senior staff together for a meeting After a bad investment, Alan has lost the company's pension fund and decides to sell the business to a company of *asset-strippers. Now everyone's future is in question, and all have a motive for murder.
This show has 3 performances and runs November 17, 18 & 19
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