By Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Michael Mugnani
Janesville Little Theatre (JLT) presents Anthony Shaffer’s suspenseful mystery play, Sleuth, winner of the Tony® and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, May 2-5, 2013, at the Janesville Performing Arts Center.
Sleuth was was first presented at The Music Box in New York City on November 12, 1970. It is set in the Britain in the 1970s. The action plays out inside Andrew Wyke’s manor house residence, located in Wiltshire, south-west England (the home of Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles). Mr. Wyke is an immensely successful mystery writer and his home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing. He lures his young wife's lover, Milo Tindle, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry - a proposal that sets off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher where Wyke's imagination ends and reality begins. Sleuth is primarily a mystery/drama with some comedic elements.
Produced by Janesville Little Theater at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street, Janesville
Performances: May 2-5, 2013
Performance Times: Saturday, May 2-4, 2013, at 7:30 PM, and on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2:00 PM.
Ticket Prices: $12 + JPAC ticketing fees
Call 6608) 758-0297 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Janesville Little Theatre will be holding open auditions for Anthony Shaffer’s suspenseful mystery play, Sleuth, winner of the Tony® and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play. The auditions will be held at the JLT workshop, 906 W Racine St, Janesville (parking and entrance are behind building off Linn St), on Saturday, March 16, at 10:00-11:30 AM, and from 8-9 PM on Monday, March 18, and Wed, March 20, 2013. There are roles available for up to five adult men or three adult men and two adult women. The show will be produced and directed primarily by Michael Mugnani, and will be performed at the Janesville Performing Arts Center on Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4, 2013, at 7:30 PM, and on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2:00 PM. Please call 608-754-1288 for more info, to schedule an audition at an alternate time, or if you are interested in getting involved in this production - or in local theatre in general - in any capacity whatsoever.