Ring­gold Play­house hold­ing “Ar­senic and Old Lace” au­di­tions May 18 and 19

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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

423-227-9459 TheRing­goldPlay­house@

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@Ring­gPlay­house the script.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the play, au­di­tions, or the TRP in gen­eral, email TheRing­goldPlay­house@gmail.com, or call 423227-9459

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