Park University Theatre to Host Auditions for “The Art of Murder”

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Parkville, Mo.—Aug. 8, 2013 —
Auditions for the Park University theatre production of Joe DiPietro’s “The Art of Murder” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, located within Alumni Hall on the University’s Parkville Campus.

The auditions are open to the public. Readings for the audition will come from selected scenes in the play.

“The Art of Murder,” set in a rural countryside in Connecticut, focuses on “Jack Brooks,” an accomplished and eccentric painter, who plots the murder of his flamboyant art dealer with help from his wife. This comedic murder-mystery won the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.

Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct.25-26, and Friday through Sunday Nov. 1-3, in the David Theater. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. for all dates except for Nov. 3, which begins at 2 p.m.

For more information about the auditions, contact Andrea Southard, Ph.D., instructor of theatre, at or (816) 584-6450.

Please note: Alumni Hall (David Theater) has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.