Mafia Murder Theater: The Casting of A Midsummer Night's Dream
For the second 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 next casting call -- suitably, of course, for A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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 shell 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
Aiden - Understudy/Nick Bottom
Imogen - Thespian/Helena, Lynched, Act 3 Day
Kyrsa - Thespian/Puck, Killed, Act 1 Night
Leorobin - Thespian/Thesesus, Overtook, Final Act
Lucius Cornelius - Thespian/Lysander, Killed, Act 3 Night
Lypiphera - Thespian/Peter Quince, Overtook, Final Act
Marguerite - Thespian/Stage Manager/Hermia, Lynched, Act 2 Day
Marikir - Thespian/Oberon, Lynched, Act 1 Day
Remiel - Thespian/Director/Francis Flute, Killed, Act 2 Night
The Unholy Potato - Understudy/Robin Starveling
Valerian - Thespian/Titania, Overtook, Final Act
Xandi (Producer) - Understudy/Peaseblossom
Let the drama and comedy begin ...
Everyone is welcome to begin mingling while we're waiting for one or two more to join the cast!