Van Wert Civic Theatre

Auditions set for thriller farce

Cahoots_ColorCMYKThriller farce is the best description we have for this unique play.  Jonathon Hodges will be holding auditions for Cahoots on Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m. at the theatre on South Race Street.  (Note: Sunday’s audition will be on the stage. Monday’s audition will be in the lower lobby.) This show requires 2 women and 3 men.

The action happens in the Manhattan high rise apartment of Ken and Jan, where Jan and her friend Lois are setting up for a dinner party before attending a neighborhood crime watch meeting. Lois’s husband Al, who is obsessed with crime prevention, impersonates a masked burglar and breaks into the apartment. A growing antagonism between Al and Ken comes to a head over dinner, and, at the end of the first scene, Ken kills Al with an oversized pepper mill. The problem then becomes what to do with the body, a dilemma which is complicated when a security guard arrives at the door, attempts to blackmail the accomplices, and ,well, has to be killed.

Performance dates are January 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27.