Auditions - It Wasn't Murder? - An original comedy mystery

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Female, Male, Gender-Nonconforming, Non-binary, Trans Female, Trans Male
$400 actor stipend paid during tech week

Show Summary

A nosey neighbor pops in for a visit after assuming a policeman's arrival is for a murder investigation.  The family scoffs at her, saying the wealthy aunt died of natural causes.  But when questionable details emerge, a niece begins searching for the truth and quickly discovers what effect a little gossip has on an investigation.

This comical homage to Agatha Christie is filled with laughs and twists that will keep the audience guessing.

An original comedy mystery written by Kiernon James.

Characters (in order of appearance)

Marsha Truman - F - 40s-60s - sarcastic housekeeper
Stanley Truman - M - 40s-60s - easy going handyman
Sgt. Anthony Weber - M - 20s - town's new police sergeant
Lucy Granger - F - 40s - nervous nurse
Kelly Reeves - F - 20s - Mrs. Rothberg's inquisitive niece
Kathleen Russell - F - 20s-30s - Mrs. Rothberg's alluring niece
Darren Russell - M - 20s-30s - Kathleen's jovial husband
Meredith Kingsley - F - 40s-50s - nosey neighbor
Sylvia Fulton - F - 40s-50s - ditzy family friend
Hank Seavers - M - 40s-50s - estranged uncle

Director:  Brian Joyce

Producers:  Jamey Olsen & Michael Thomas Sunnarborg


Audition Dates & Times

  • Monday, April 15th:  6 - 9 pm
  • Tuesday, April 16th:  6 - 9 pm
  • IF NEEDED - Callbacks on Thursday, April 18th in the evening
  • Auditions will be held at the Ramada Inn (Plymouth, MN) which hosts the Plymouth Playhouse theatre

Rehearsal Timeframe

Mon-Fri evening rehearsals beginning Monday, May 20th through Thursday, June 20th.  Rehearsals will be held at the Ramada Inn (Plymouth, MN) which hosts the Plymouth Playhouse theatre.


  • Friday, June 21 @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 22 @ 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 23 @ 2 pm
  • Thursday, June 27 @ 7:30 pm
  • Friday, June 28 @ 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 29 @ 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 30 @ 2 pm

Audition Information

  • Auditions are open to everyone in the community.
  • All roles will be given a $400 actor stipend.
  • Script sides will be used at the auditions.
  • Pre-register for your audition to save time filling out the audition form.  (NOTE:  We have reached the maximum number of pre-registrations.  You may fill out the form for a waitlist should someone withdraw their audition slot.)

Script Information

A script sample may be downloaded from the playwright's website.


Contact Jamey Olsen, Executive Producer, at [email protected].