Ringgold Playhouse holding “Arsenic and Old Lace” auditions May 18 and 19
The Ringgold Playhouse will hold open auditions for its third production of the 2015 season, the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19.
The Playhouse, which currently has David Auburn’s “Proof” running May 13-16, is already in pre-production on “Arsenic and Old Lace” and will be looking to cast 11 men and three women in the hilarious comedy written by Joseph Kesselring.
“It’s a great show, with a lot of humor, some misunderstandings, and some very entertaining characters,” said Adam Cook, founder and executive director of TRP. “It’s one of those shows that’s sort of timeless. It was written decades ago, but it’s just as funny now as the day it was penned.”
The show follows the charming mishaps of lovable Brewster sisters in 1940s New York, as they rent out rooms to numerous people, with a slight twist….they’re murdering multiple “roomers” and burying them in their cellar.
The sisters’ attempts to keep their operation hushhush go awry when two of their three nephews discover their secrets, while the other nephew unknowingly aids their transgressions.
According to Cook, the show is part farce and part comedic genius with just a dash of arsenic.
“It’s a really funny show, and it’s been winning over audiences for years,” Cook said. “I’m sure it will fit right in with the rest of our season and be a huge hit.”
Those looking to audition do not need to have anything prepared to do so, as the audition will consist of cold readings from
Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Ringgold Depot at 155 Depot Street
@RinggPlayhouse the script.
For more information about the play, auditions, or the TRP in general, email TheRinggoldPlayhouse@gmail.com, or call 423227-9459