Season 33, 2013-2014

Wait Until DarkSCT's Wait Until Dark

A suspense mystery by Frederick Knott, directed by Jeff Thomson

Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service

Run Dates: Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 2013
Audition Dates: July 13-14, 2013

Needs: 1 woman, 6 men

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

Rating: General audiences, some intense situations.


its-a-scream-logo It’s a Scream!!

 A horror-bly funny comedy by David DeBoy and directed by Greg Culet

 Courtesy of Samuel French

 Run Dates: Oct. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19,20, 24, 25 and 26, 2013.
 Audition Dates: August 10 and 11, 2013

Spencer has just inherited his father’s film studio and thinks he knows better than his late father how to produce movies. The studio specializes in horror films and their biggest star is Alexander Moreau, a Karloff/Price/Carradine sort in whose mansion this comedy takes place. Spencer has come to inform Moreau that he is not renewing his contract. Moreau offers to demonstrate that he is still one scary guy. His proposition: if he can scare Spencer out of his wits, he gets a contract and creative control. Moreau pulls it off in wacky thriller style.

Rating: General Audiences


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A comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and directed by Claudia Scott

Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service

Run Dates: Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6,7, 8, 12, 13 and 14.
Audition Dates: Sept. 28 and 29, 2:00 pm

Needs: 2-5 men, age 40+ and 6-12 women, 40+

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. There is a rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s elves, a thirty-year family feud, a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol and a Christmas Eve wedding with an angel and a not-so-blushing bride. Add in a disgruntled housekeeper and an impossible-to-please guest that refuses to leave and it’s clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trina’s spirits merry and bright. Treat yourself to this delightful, family-friendly Christmas comedy that is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh. !

Rating: General audiences


Parlor Games

 A comedy by James C. Wall and directed by Ted Pendleton

 Courtesy of Dramatic Publishing

 Run Dates: Jan 10. 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 and 25.
 Audition Dates: October 12 at 2:00 and October 13 at noon

 Needs: 4 men, 7-10 women, various ages.

Rating: General audiences




Practical Joker Mort McNulty hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he’s dead, before he’s  dead. Mort’s wife, Tricia, gets unwillingly drawn into the action and apologetically tries to convince everyone that Mort is playing another joke. We meet a variety of wakegoers—some there on purpose, some not—who eventually, with the right amount of suggestion and imagination, convince themselves that Mort is dead and Tricia is in denial.




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Two nights only!!! March 28 & 29 @8 pm.



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The smash musical! Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson and directed by Jennifer Dunn

Courtesy of Musical Theatre International

Run Dates: Feb. 28, Mar. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, 28, 29, 2014.
Audition Dates: December 14-15, 2013

Needs: 5 men, 3 women, 6+ ensemble. Ages 18+

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Rating: Strong language, adult situations.



Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Drama by Edward Albee and directed by Larry Dennis

Courtesy of Dramatists Play Service

Run Dates: Apr. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, 3, 2014.
Audition Dates: Feb. 22 & 23, 2014

Needs: 2 women, 2 men, various ages

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

Rating: Language, violence, sexual situations, adult themes.


Night of January 16th- A Murder-MysteryNight

“Entire Play from NIGHT OF JANUARY SIXTEENTH: A PLAY BOOK by Ayn Rand, edited by Nathaniel Edward Reeid, copyright © 1933 and renewed 1960 by Ayn Rand. Used by permission of

David McKay Company, an imprint of Random House LLC. All rights reserved.”

Directed by Lance Taylor.


Run Dates: May 30, 31, Jun. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14, 2014.
Audition Dates: April 5 & 6, 2014

Revised Audition Dates: April 5 & 6, 2014.  2:00 p.m. each day.

Audition Needs: 

Non-gender/non-age specific roles: 2 lead; 5 support.  

Male: 4 support roles.

Females: 2 lead roles ages 20-35; 3 support roles. One role is an ethnic minority character, specifically an African-American woman.

Director’s note: SCT will be producing the “edited” version of this script which is different from any version posted on some internet sites. This version is lighter & more comedic than the original script. Contact the director with questions: Lance Taylor at

To the world, Bjorn Faulkner was a startlingly successful international tycoon, head of a vast financial empire. To his beautiful secretary-mistress, he was a god-like hero to be served with her mind, soul … and body. To his aristocratic young wife, he was a force of nature to be tamed and possessed. To his millionaire father-in-law, he was a giant who committed the ultimate sin in the business world – he failed. And now he is dead. Victim of his own suicide or murdered by his jilted lover? In this interactive murder-mystery, our audience becomes the jury to decide the fate of the accused.

Rating: All audiences although may not be suitable for audiences 12 and under.


spoon_riverEdgar Lee Masters’

Spoon River Anthology

A play conceived, adapted, and arranged by Charles Aidman. Music and lyrics by Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn and Charles Aidman. Directed by Joseph Wright

Courtesy of Samuel French



Run Dates: July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and 26, 2014.
Audition Dates: May 17 & 18, 2014

Needs: Flexible Casting, minimum 3 men, various ages, 3 women, various ages, plus 1 male guitarist

In the village of Spoon River, Illinois, those inhabitants now “sleeping, sleeping, on the hill” are given one final opportunity to speak to the living by way of their own epitaphs. In more than 60 characterizations and vignettes, along with fetching ballads and historic popular song, it becomes clear that these townspeople — neighbors, friends, lovers, family members, and even murderers — saw each other very differently. Unhindered by the everyday facades of early 20th-century life, their stories are honest, confident, and free of shame. Discover their secrets, heartaches, and regrets; sympathize with their love and loss; laugh with their foibles and foolish adventures; journey through the history their lives created together.

Rating: All audiences.