The East Central College Theatre Department’s has announced the 2021-22 season’s slate of performances, kicking off with “Classic Mystery Game,” a parody of the 1985 movie, “Clue.”
The next step for the department is to hold auditions for the interactive performance that will ask the audience “Whodunit?”
Theatre Director Grace Austin said auditions will be held Aug. 25 -26 at 6:30 p.m. in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center and will consist of scripts readings.
She added that the readings will be available for at www.ecctheatre.com beginning Tuesday, Aug. 10. Actors will be masked during auditions and rehearsals with the hope that performances will be unmasked.
Austin said the “Classic Mystery Game” is not a typical performance because the audience will have a say in the outcome and will be asked to vote on who they think is guilty.
The show will be directed by Bess Moynihan and performances will be held Oct. 7-10. Audience members will be masked and socially distanced.
“We're hoping to make the experience as normal as possible and we are really encouraging people to come out and support the department,” Austin said.
“We are so grateful for all of the support we had last year for the outdoor theatre and we are really hoping that people want to come and spend time with us indoors this year in a safe manner.”
“Classic Mystery Game,” written by Keating, parodies the movie “Clue,” written by Jonathan Lynn which was based on the game, CLUEDO (known as Clue in North America.), created by Anthony E. Pratt.
The show will offer a look at life through the lens of the iconic film, and Clue, the family game night favorite with thrills, spills and, of course- kills.
The following roles are available to any actors age 16 and up:
• Ms. Scarlet — Female, she’s beautiful, well dressed, opinionated and probably up to something.
• Col. Mustard-Male, he’s usually confused about… everything.
• Mrs. White — Female, A heightened sense of drama, she’s dressed for a funeral and suspicious as ever.
• Prof. Plum — Any gender, equal parts sweet and salty, what is it they teach again?
• Mrs. Peacock — Female, Over the top and overly chatty with a scream that could cut glass.
• Mr. Green — Any gender, An uptight square with a questionable career.
• Yvette — Female- A woman with an impossible French accent and impractical amounts of cleavage.
• Mr. Boddy — Any gender, the architect of all this madness, or are they?
• Clown No. 1 — Any Gender, plays The Cook and The Motorist.
• Clown No. 2 — Any Gender, plays The Cop, The Singing Telegram Girl, and The Evangelist.
More information about auditions can be found at www.ecctheatre.com.