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The Butler Did It

by Walter and Peter Marks

directed by Bonnie and Rip Johnson

Casting Requirements:

2 women - sensual woman in her 40-50's & frisky woman 20 - 30's
4 men - one any age (Orson Wells type), one 60's - 70, one tall dark and handsome 30's - 40,  & one middle age

Stage and technical help are also needed

Audition Dates:

Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 5:00 - 6:30pm
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:00 - 8:30pm
at  Beatniks On Conkey  420 Conkey st. , Hammond, IN 46324


Friday, October 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 9 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 10 at 2pm

Friday, October 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 16 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 17 at 2pm

All performances will be at Beatniks, 420 Conkey St. Hammond, IN 46324

$18 cash only at the door. Online purchase options pending


The scene is the set where Anthony J. Lefcourt, writer and director, is rehearsing his new play, a “classic whodunit” (in which all the characters are named Butler) with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent seasons. Desperately eager to stimulate his cast to their best efforts, he has deliberately withheld the final scene of the play from them, but his patience is worn thin by the petty jealousies and romantic rivalries that detract from their concentration. In an effort to spur them on he “stages” the murder of one of the actresses, after which the plot begins to twist and turn with such dazzling ingenuity—and hilarity—that soon actors and audience alike have lost track of what is real and what is make-believe—until a surprise ending sets matters straight in a most bizarre and ironic way.

Materials to prepare:

We will be reading from the script...nothing to prepare
Bring a list of any conflicts to the rehearsal schedule with you.

More info/Contact Info

219-852-0848 Beatniks, or email

Performances are at Beatniks on Conkey, 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond

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