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Playhouse 51 holds open auditions for Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy

Millington’s Community Theater is inviting all actors and interested community members to attend auditions for the comedic farce, black comedy, by Peter Shaffer on Friday, from 7– 9 p.m., and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harvell Civic Center located at 8077 Wilkinsville Road.

The play’s cast calls for five males (ranging in age from 20 to 60) and three females  (ranging in age from 20 to 50).

The play revolves around artist Brindsley Miller’s doomed efforts of to get his artwork seen by a famous collector and to impress his new fiancé’s father.  To help accomplish these goals, Brindsley and girlfriend, Carol, have “borrowed” on the sly some of the expensive furniture and antiques pieces of apartment neighbor, Harold (but only because Harold is out of town for the weekend and doesn’t know about it.)  Just as everything is about to come together and success is insured, the electricity in the building goes out and suddenly no one can see anything.  It is then that not only does the father show up, but so does Harold!  Also stumbling into the apartment are Brindsley’s old maid neighbor, Miss Furnival; the electric company repairman/art connoisseur, Schuppanzigh; and most unexpectedly, Brindsely’s old girlfriend, Clea.  And with nobody able to see anyone or anything, everything can and does happen.

Michael Moore is set to direct with Kathy Master serving as stage manager. Rehearsals will begin on Jan. 20. and the play will be presented to the public on March 7,8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 9 at 2 p.m.

Playhouse 51 is a non-profit community theatre that produces four shows per year. The organization meets the third Tuesday of each month in the main auditorium at the Harvell Civic Center, 8077 Wilkinsville Road, at 7 p.m.  Playhouse 51 welcomes new member and volunteers.  For more information about the organization visit, like us on Facebook at, or call our information line at 872-071710.  Everyone has a role to play with Playhouse 51.playhouse 51 logo

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