Little Theatre of Owatonna has announced auditions for its spring production of “Cat’s Cradle” by Leslie Sands.
The auditions will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, and Monday, February 17, at LTO, 560 Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex in Owatonna.
Jon Terrill is the artistic director and Mary Butler-Fraser, the technical director.
The action takes place at “The Cresswall Arms,” an old coaching-house in a remote English village. Many years before, a kidnapping (and perhaps murder) had taken place in the town, but the policeman assigned to the case by Scotland Yard, Inspector Frost, had failed to solve the crime. Now he has returned to try again, only to find that he had become a very unwelcomed guest. In fact, as he reopens his investigation, he encounters suspicion and even hostility, as it becomes increasingly clear that he is facing a conspiracy of silence and the wish of the townspeople to leave the past shrouded in mystery. But Frost presses on, with results that are both startling and disquieting, and which lead to a surprise ending in which justice is indeed served after all – but in a manner more ironic and severe than any formal court of law could mete out.
The cast is comprised of 4 females and 4 males. A male and female from teens to their 20s. Two females ages 40-60s. One female ages 50-70s. Two Males ages 40-60s. One male ages 50-70s.
Peggy Fletcher – Inkeeper’s wife
Sam – Inkeeper
Miss Merton – retired spinster
Sarah Fulton – Bride-to-be
Pamela Fulton – Mother-of-the-bride
John Frost – Inspector at Scotland Yard
Bob Marriott – Sarah’s spurned beau
Sir Charles Cresswall – Charming and autocratic
Audition packets are now available at the Owatonna Public Library, and online at:
Performances will be at 7:30pm April 24, 25, May 1, 2 with matinee performances at 2:00pm April 26 and May 3.
“Cat’s Cradle” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc. New York