Just in time for the start of the Halloween season, Comtra Theatre in Cranberry is holding auditions for its ‘spooktacular’ new play, Varney the Vampire—also known as The Feast of Blood.
The show runs from Oct. 19 through Nov. 3. Males and females age 16 and older are needed for the play.
The show is described as a “wild and clever spoof is based on a melodramatic novel attributed to Thomas Prest, the creator of Sweeney Todd.
In 1900 weary vampire Sir Francis Varney shows up at an inn in Italy. He plans to visit a haunted grotto and ask forgiveness from a lost love whose ghost is doomed to roam the landscape wearing a thin veil over her face. Varney forgets his mission and proceeds to snarl and snap at everyone in sight, especially an English damsel.”
As the play proceeds, the action gets sillier.
Sunday’s auditions will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Comtra Theatre on Route 19. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning also are asked to bring some 30-second Halloween-related joke, monologue or other theatrical tidbit.
Ellie Pfeuffer is directing the show, but a stage manager and/or assistant director is needed. The show also is looking for stage crew and a light and/or sound operator.