Auditions set for new interactive mystery

Master Mystery Productions and Ridge Writers will hold auditions for a new interactive mystery on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, from 5-7 p.m.

“What Happens at Sundown,” set in the world of 1960s Hollywood, will be produced during Ridge Writers’ “Weird Weekend” in September.

According to Author Daniel Stallings, the story was inspired by both “The Twilight Zone” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

“Two silver screen stars in the twilight of their careers take acting jobs on a strange television show as one last chance for a comeback,” said Stallings.

“Surrounded by the ghosts of their past and the fading memories of their days in the sun, the actresses face even greater hardships when a cameraman is murdered on set. While guests try to solve the crime, secrets and scandals are brought to light, leading to the most shocking finale yet.”

The story chronicles a key transitional era in Hollywood history — the death of the studio system and the rise of television.

Anyone is welcome to try out, and no theatrical experience is necessary. Roles are available for five females and two males, with several nonspeaking roles available for crewmembers. Actors will be reading selected passages from the script.

Actors must be 15 or older, and anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at rehearsals. Rehearsals for the Sept. 21-22 performance will be arranged based on performer availability.

Anyone who wants to be a part of the production, but who is unavailable for auditions, should email to schedule a private audition.

Story First Published: 2018-06-08