Director Peter Stearns is seeking two female and two male actors. The characters are:
1. Jack (age late 30s to early 50s) - an eccentric and ruggedly handsome artist.
2. Vincent (age 30s to 60s) - a high-powered flamboyant art dealer.
3. Annie (age late 20 to 30s) - Jack’s beautiful wife who is an artist.
4. Kate (age 20 to 30) - an immigrant maid from Ireland.
Produced by BIG ARTS Community Players, Art of Murder features dedicated volunteers and performers, both onstage and backstage. Art of Murder will be performed at the Herb Strauss Theater on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from October 24 to November 9. All shows will be at 8 p.m.
The 2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play, Art of Murder was written by Joe DiPietro. The dark comedy is set in a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut as Jack awaits the arrival of Vincent. However, the visit is unusual because Jack believes he has been wronged and he is intending to kill Vincent. As Jack plans his evening, Annie calmly paints. She is reluctant to go along with the plan until Jack's threat of violence convinces her otherwise. Harried and annoyed, Vincent arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will Annie help him? Or, is something else going on?
Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 18 and will continue on Monday, September 23, Wednesday September 25, and Thursday September 26. All rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. and additional rehearsals will be scheduled as needed.
All performances are at 8 p.m. and are scheduled for Thursday, October 24, Friday, October 25, Saturday, October 6, Thursday, October 31, Friday, November 1, Saturday, November 2, Thursday, November 7, Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at Herb Strauss Theater.
The Community Players are also in need of volunteers to help with set-building, prop acquisition, stage managing and stage hands for theater productions. Audition and cast information is available on http://www.bigarts.org/
The Community Players provide local live theater, performed for the community, by the community. A non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of corporate sponsors, donors and more than 300 dedicated volunteers.