Plans are underway to find the cast for the next show of ACTORS 62 season. The Murder Room is the third show in our season of comedies. Written by Jack Sharkey, this murder-mystery-gone-wrong is a spoof on all crime thrillers.


It is a fabulous mystery farce concerning newlyweds Edgar and Mavis. Two days after their wedding, Edgar discovers that Mavis — a nasty piece of work — s being unfaithful. Mavis tried to kill Edgar with poison in his cocoa, and the cat died instead. Then Mavis resorted to shooting Edgar. Chaos and complications reign. The Murder Room is a bit like Sherlock Holmes meets Monty Python, with a bit of the Marx Brothers thrown in for a good laugh.


Auditions will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 19 and 20, at the ACTORS Studio, 120 Abraham Drive in West Ames. Award winning director, Michael Porche, has been invited to direct the Ames production. His charismatic directing style will have the actors on stage enjoying the show as much as the audience.


There is no need to prepare anything; ACTORS will provide the audition material. But if you’d like to get a sneak preview of the show, a perusal copy of the script is available at the Ames Public Library. The cast will include two males 40+ years old, one male between 20 – 30 years old, one female 30+ years old, and two females between 20 – 30 years old. A good sense of humor is always a plus!


If you have conflicts with the audition times, please call ACTORS at 515-292-2073 and leave a message. We will try and work out an alternative audition.


So, if you are a lover of a good farce … (yes, I said farce) and enjoy a good who-done-it, this is the show for you. The only thing funnier than watching The Murder Room is playing one of the characters on stage. Performance dates are Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3 @ 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 @ 2 p.m. Come … . BE in a Show!