The Stage Door is excited to announce auditions for “Wrong Window,” by comedic writing duo, Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. The playwrights pay tribute to Master of Horror, Alfred Hitchcock, with this comedy whodunit. Auditions are set for February 16 and 17 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. nightly. “Wrong Window” will be under the direction of Tim Berg, last season’s winner of the Golden Door Award for “Best Director.”
“Wrong Window” features off-and-on New York couple, Marnie and Jeff as they enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their across-the-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife. After they draw their torn curtain, the lady vanishes, and suspicion places murder beyond a shadow of a doubt. The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment – 39 steps away – and the fun begins. Among multiple door- slammings, body-snatchings, and a frantic flashlight chase scene, two questions remain: Who killed Lila Larswald? And . . . if she’s not dead . . . then who is? If you’re a fan of “Rear Window” on screen, you’ll award “Wrong Window” onstage a perfect 10!! With snappy dialogue peppered with Hitchcock film titles, allusions and references (there are over 20), plus laughs aplenty, “Wrong Window” is an actor’s and audience’s choice!!
The cast consists of five men and three women. Characters can be pretty much any age from middle 20’s thru 60. Jeff and Marnie are a couple, as are Robbie and Midge and Thor and Lila Larswald (although Lila spends the majority of the play being drug around as a corpse – think “Weekend at Bernie’s”). The remaining characters are Loomis, the building handyman (big and not too bright) and Detective Thomas (can be either male or female).
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning need to provide a theater resume, a headshot (if one is not available, the theater will take a photo for a $1.00 fee), and a list of rehearsal conflicts from February 23 – April 19.
Performance dates are April 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and April 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m.
If the auditioner has questions or requires further information, the director may be contacted by calling or texting 595-9076 or by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.