Theatre 7 will be holding open auditions on Tuesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 4th at its headquarters at 131 N. Water Street, Decatur, for its upcoming audience-interactive dinner theatre murder mystery production of “Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman.” Auditions will be from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Please come prepared to do cold readings from the script, with an ensemble of other auditionees.
Prescott Knight, owner of the Hot Knights Genuine Pepper Sauce empire, announces on the morning of the annual Knight Family Barbecue that he believes someone is trying to kill him. A family meeting is hastily arranged, and Prescott announces he is changing his will so that the recipe for Hot Knights will pass into the right hands. Hours later, family members find Prescott dead and the recipe stolen. Prescott’s family, his lawyer, the housekeeper, and the gardener are all suspects. With the help of volunteers from the audience, Judge Titus A. Drumm slowly unravels this spicy comedy filled with zany characters, outrageous lines, and plenty of hot sauce.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Overworked, underappreciated maid – any age
30’s, very attractive, sexy trophy fiancee’ of Prescott Knight; fortune-hunter type
FESTER N. BOYLE
50’s to 60’s, Prescott’s sleazy attorney
Mid-20’s to 30, Prescott’s older granddaughter, attractive and sarcastic
Early 20’s, Prescott’s younger, naïve granddaughter, Shiloh’s cousin
Mid-20’s to 30, dimwitted but handsome cowboy, about to become engaged to Magnolia
SUE RAE DUKANE
50’s, Prescott’s daughter, Magnolia’s mother
50’s, Sue Rae’s husband
Any age, one-eyed gardener
70’s to 80’s, family patriarch and owner of Hot Knights
60’s to 70, Prescott’s ex-wife
JUDGE TITUS A. DRUMM
60’s to 70, local judge and friend to Prescott Knight
Characters to not have to be the age specified, but must be able to act the age and be made up to appear the age of the character.
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Theatre 7 headquarters beginning May 23rd. The show will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 7th and 8th at The Main Hangar Restaurant.
EMAIL audition questions to firstname.lastname@example.org