WALPOLE, N.H. – The Walpole Players are announcing auditions for an upcoming murder mystery dinner event, “Murder on the Vine,” an Agatha Christie-inspired evening. Auditions will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, 4-6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Walpole, located at the corner of Westminster and Elm Streets, across from the Town Hall.
Performances will be Friday and Saturday evening, Feb. 7-8, 2020, with snow dates Feb. 21 and 22. This event is a fundraiser for the church’s renovation fund. Rehearsals will be one to two times per week in January.
The setting is at a vineyard and hotel in Italy, where guests gather at a dinner for prospective buyers from Walpole, N.H. Everyone has a secret and a motive for murder! In place of the Christie-esque snowstorm that strands everyone at the hotel, there is a volcanic eruption and no one will be allowed to leave – until dessert, that is! This is an interactive show, and audience participation is encouraged.
The murder mystery will feature at least eight actors in brief comedic scripted scenes with lots of improv. Adults of all ages and types are invited to audition – including experienced high school actors. No preparation necessary. We just ask that you plan to stay until the audition is finished, since it will be done in a group format. Casting is flexible and the number of actors can be expanded. Jeanie Levesque, the director, has performed in, directed, and produced several productions in the area, including several mystery dinners.
Even if you’ve never done improv before, come and try your hand at the audition. Fun is guaranteed. For more information, please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com, send a personal Facebook message to Jeanie Levesque, or post it to the Walpole Players Facebook page.