By Alec Coppel

A Comedy Thriller


Directed by Doug Miller



Friday, October 27, 2017 from 7:00pm — 10:00pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00am — 2:00pm





Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Rehearsals are set to begin mid-December.

There will be no rehearsal Dec. 23 – Dec. 27.

Performances: January 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, February 1, 2, 3, 2018

(Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm. Sunday performances are at 2:30pm)


Audition Requirements:

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please be familiar with the script; style is very film noir — [think Alfred Hitchcock movies/style]. Some actors will play multiple roles.



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For more information, including audition sides, go to website: www.irvingtheatre.org/auditions.html


Auditions will be held at the MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Studio at the corner of Story and Rochelle in Irving, TX 75062 (physical address is 2333 West Rochelle — some GPS applications do not pinpoint the exact location.)



After his wife falls victim to blackmail, a writer of TV whodunits himself commits a real do-it-yourself murder, silencing the ol’ so-and-so with a six-shooter. The writer plots to plant the blackmailer’s corpse in their new gazebo’s fresh concrete foundation. Miraculously, he later discovers the body has reappeared on his living room floor. Suddenly cops and gumshoes are on the scene and this writer of crime fiction finds himself on the other side of the typewriter! Love, Laughs and Murderous Fun!


Available Roles:

ELLIOTT NASH: (Male late 30s—early 50s) TV Writer. Typical Alfred Hitchcock hero with a comedic flare


NELL NASH: (Female 30s—mid 40s) wife of Elliott, TV actress, smart, typical Hitchcock leading lady


HARLOW EDISON: (Male 40s—50s) next door neighbor, Assistant District Attorney. Put together and confident


MATILDA BEECHER: (Female any age) housekeeper for Nash family


MRS. CHANDLER: (Female late 20s—60s) local Long Island realtor


CHARLIE THORPE: (Male 40s—60s) blue collar contractor


THE DOOK: (Male/Female any age) tall, menacing, English accent


LOUIE: (Male/Female any age) short, sinister, walks with a limp, Italian-Brooklyn accent


DETECTIVE JENKINS: (Male 30s—60s) tough, by the book


DR. WYNER: (Male/Female 30s—50s) police surgeon


DRUKER: (Male/Female 30s—50s) junior detective, the earnest type


COP: (Male/Female any age)


All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Some actors will play more than one role.


MainStage is a non-union theatre that offers actors a gas allowance.


MainStage Irving-Las Colinas supports the City of Irving's efforts to improve the quality of life for its citizens by providing:

  • Quality theatre to the Irving Community through the organization of qualified individuals.
  • Affordable theatre to the Irving Community as a result of MILC’s all-volunteer organization.
  • Entertaining theatre to the Irving Community through careful selection of material presented.
  • Opportunities for involvement by the community in all areas of theatrical production through open auditions, mentoring, special project support, and formal classes.
  • The Irving Community with the benefit of top local volunteer and professional expertise in all areas of theatrical production and arts management through the ability to involve participants from many disciplines.


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Irving Community Theatre (dba MainStage Irving-Las Colinas) is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.

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