For the first time in fifty years since the grand de Chantal Theater has opened its doors, living down the rumors of deadly scandal and deceit, a new set of investors has come calling to budding thespians. Had the city forgotten how death and plague had once claimed the lives of those on the stage? Perhaps the new generation of thespians and investors would not remember -- or perhaps it would simply do to liven up the marketing. Who could resist the temptations of a potentially haunted theater? All seemed to be going well for the owners of de Chantal Theater as they opened their doors and posted the first casting call -- suitably, of course, for Romeo and Juliet.
Yet, as the auditions unraveled and directors went behind closed doors, it seemed all was not well for the budding cast and crew of the theater. Death was once more entering from stage left, his glinting scythe in hand and summoned at the call of the Understudies who felt nothing more than the lingering blood and star lust. Who ever remembered the Understudies? Primary roles were a rare chance ... unless, of course, their competition happened to exit stage left as nothing more than a ghost of what they arrived in.
The final auditions have come to an end and while the investors and executive producers have been tucked away making their casting decisions, the ghosts of the de Chantal Theater are rattling their chains as the deathly cry for spotlight is becoming heard once again ...
_________________________________________________Cast and Crew
Thespian/Mercutio, Killed, Act 1 (Night)
Understudy/Montague, Lynched, Act 2 (Day)
Stage Manager/Capulet, Killed, Act 3 (Night)
Director/Tybalt, Lynched, Act 3 (Day)
Thespian/Benvolio, Killed, Act 4 (Night)
Understudy/Lady Capulet, Lynched, Act 1 (Day)
Thespain/Prince Escalus, Lynched, Act 4 (Day)
Thespians (Innocents) (6): The main core of the Cast and Crew, they are under siege from the Understudies (Thespians gone wrong) who are determined to eliminate their competition and secure their starring roles. As a whole the Thespians must work together to discover and eliminate the Understudies before it's too late.
Understudies (Villains) (3): A minority group of the Thespians, they are working in secret to bring down the Thespians. Only the Understudies know who each other is and they must work together with their plots and schemes if they mean to win the spotlight.
Director (Guardian) (1): Among the Thespian lurks the Director. Once a night the Director chooses someone to protect from the Understudies. If they choose correctly, the Understudies' target is saved for that evening. The Director may also elect to save themselves, but may only do so once. They can only target the same person twice in a row before needing to elect to save someone else.
Stage Manager (Seer) (1): Once a night the Stage Manager can target someone to learn of their true identity. It is their responsibility to attempt to help the Thespians and sway the opinions with the truths that they glean. However, they may not want to reveal their own true position, for a known Stage Manager could easily equate to a dead Stage Manager.
Producer (Judge): The Producer is elected at the beginning of the game by all the players. Their function is to be the deciding factor should lynch voting come to a tie.
Let the drama and comedy begin ...