Monday, May 11, 2009

Auditions for stage comedy play

Auditions for family-friendly stage comedy play

Auditions for the Stage Actors’ Workshop production of “The Villain‘s Secret, or, Christmas in July” written by John Burkhart will be held Sunday, May 10, at 3 pm and Tuesday, May 12 at 7 pm, and Thursday, May 14, at 7 pm. Auditions for the family-friendly stage comedy play will be held at the University Of Indianapolis Community Theater at the Wheeler Arts Center, 1035 Sanders Street, Indianapolis, 46203.

The melodramatic comedy play requires six adult actors, three men and three women; all ages considered. Actors will read from the script. Performance dates are weekends July 10th through July 26th. Some staff positions are also available. For more information contact the director, Bob Rini at 317-201-3436 or e-mail at

Play Synopsis: It's Christmas time in the sleepy little village of Happy Hollow, and lovely heroine Loretta Lovestruck and her aunt Laura are busy getting ready for the holiday season. Every year the ladies purchase presents for the Little Sisters of the Poor Orphanage and this year Loretta has purchased a special present for her favorite orphan, Molly Malloy. Little does she know that the present she so innocently purchased will involve her and her aunt in a sinister and devious plot involving several strangers. First there is an extremely unsavory gentleman named Sylvester Stoneheart who attempts to purloin the present. Then a mysterious lady named Vanya Vandalgrabber attempts to purchase it. Handsome hero Rex Robust appears on the scene along with his companion, company accountant Percy Pencilpoint. They are searching for a stolen artifact. Why is everyone so interested in Loretta's gift? Will evil Sylvestor Stoneheart succeed in his scheme to obtain it? Or will Laura, or Vanya, or Rex, or Percy succeed in thwarting Stoneheart's devious scheme? Will Loretta ever learn....the villains secret?

The Stage Actors' Workshop is a not-for-profit community theater acting company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the public live family-friendly stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Admission for adults is $10, Seniors, Students, and Veterans is $6, children 12 years-old and younger, $4. Bob Rini has served as the company’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. They offer affordable acting classes for adults and children. More information may be obtained by e-mailing them at

Robert R. Rini,
Artistic Director, Stage Actors' Workshop
337 Parkway Ave.
Indianapolis, In 46225
Cell: 317-201-3436

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dang, I missed it. I want to join the cast of your stage play but i'm late, sorry for me. Ive read the play synopsis, its a great story. I really love your mission, "bring to the public live family-friendly stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget", it's so inspiring. I'm on acting class right now and hope that i could do what you guys did.