The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre announces open auditions for their fall 2012 production of two hilarious one-act plays, After Magritte and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard. Auditions are Saturday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
In The Real Inspector Hound feuding theater critics Moon and Birdfoot, one a fusty philanderer and the other a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. The “play within a play” is a side-splitting spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas. As the mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities on stage.

The main characters in After Magritte — Harris, his mother and his wife — are a kooky trio. Enter the forceful inspector from Scotland Yard with his constable who proceed to place the three under arrest. It is not clear why; something about a parked car, a bunch of .22 caliber shells in the waste basket, and a robbery of the box office of a minstrel show. Everyone has seen something, but no one can quite agree what it was, and the plot goes haywire.

Needed are adult men and women, aged twenty to sixty. Actors should come prepared to do a cold reading from the script in an English accent. We also encourage anyone interested in working backstage to come to auditions. Performances are scheduled for September 7-9 and 14-16. For further information call GCA at 410-810-2060.

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