Auditions tonight for ‘Woman in the Walls’

“Do you believe in ghosts?” asked playwright Daniel Stallings, whose latest story is set in a snowbound haunted mansion in the early 1930s, with flashbacks to Victorian England.

“Four friends have rented a rambling, shuttered Victorian mansion for the holidays. No sooner have they entered the dusty and shrouded drawing room than they hear the tragic story of invalid Claire Forsythe — the Woman in the Walls,” said Stallings.

“Claire’s anguished spirit seems to haunt the empty halls of the old house, filling the barren passages and cobwebbed corners with the notes of half-remembered lullabies.” The friends, along with a caretaker who claims to be psychic, try to reach out to the spirit.

“The lights go out, a scream pierces the dark and one of their own lies dead from shock. Or is it something more?”

Four female and three male roles are in the story. The production is looking for actors and crewmembers at all levels of experience. Actors must be 15 or older. Minors must have parent or guardian permission and attendance during all rehearsals. Auditioners for the part of Clair will be asked to sing a lullaby.

Those unable to make the audition dates, can message Master Mystery Productions on Facebook to schedule an alternate audition.

The production will be staged in March and April at the Amargosa Opera House, Death Valley Junction. To learn more, see mastermysteryproductions.com or MMP on Facebook.

Story First Published: 2019-12-13