The Penfield Players announces auditions for its staged reading of A Shot in the Dark on Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21, 7-10 p.m.

at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield.

Directed by Meredith L.P. Carroll, A Shot in the Dark tells the story A good hearted young French maid is hauled before the magistrate on a charge of murder,

having been found unconscious, nude, and clutching a gun, with her lover dead beside her. What is most shocking to the magistrate is the complete frankness with
which she describes her life and her affairs with both the dead chauffeur and her aristocratic employer. She is so ingenious that the magistrate, at the risk of
his juridical neck, decides that she could not have committed the murder. The investigation expands to include both the aristocratic employer, who cannot answer
yes or no in less than a paragraph and his wife who descended in direct line from Attila the Hun. She has been having an affair with her husband's best friend.
The magistrate finds the right culprit and the open hearted little parlor maid offers herself to him as a present.

Director is looking for 5 men and 3 women (ages 20 65). Prepared monologues are not necessary; readings from the script will be provided by the director.

There is one performance only on Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m., at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. FREE admission but donations are accepted.

For more information, contact the director, Meredith Carroll at

General Audition Info

The Penfield Players hold separate auditions for each of the season's shows. Our fall performances are in November and we usually hold auditions in August. Our spring show auditions vary. All auditions are held at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. in Penfield.

Auditions usually consist of readings from the script, but some directors encourage a prepared monologue. It is strongly recommended that you read the script before auditioning. Reading scripts are usually available from the director.

We look forward to seeing you at a future audition!


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