Vicksburg Theatre Guild presents...


a farcical comedy by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields
directed by Sarah Goss

Auditions: Sat., Jul., 22 at 2 p.m. & Mon., Jul. 24, 2023 at 6 p.m. Facebook event
Cast: 6 adult men, 2 adult women, with extensive backstage crew.
Shows: Sep. 8-10 & 15-17, 2023
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
Facebook event
Tickets: $15, $10 senior citizens (65 & over) & youth (12-18), $8 children (12 & under).
Groups of 15 or more: $13, $8 senior citizens (65 & over) & youth (13-19), $6 children (12 & under)
Directions

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Part of the VTG Membership season

 

Cast

Florence understudy- Celeste Constancio-Cochran

Initially very nervous. Fascinated by the scandalous story. Can't act. later gets into it. Spends a lot of time fighting with Florence.
This role is listed as Annie and starts when she comes in to understudy for the unconscious Sandra.

Florence Colleymoore (Sandra)- Nikki Ciciora

Over the top. Extremely dramatic. Prone to "episodes" of extreme anxiety. Get's knocked out a lot.

Annie- Mollie Lafferty

Stage manager. Very disgusted by these people that won't do it right. Doing everything in her power to keep these people on track.
This is everything that Annie does prior to Sandra getting knocked unconscious. Spends the rest of the time trying to keep everything in order.

Inspector Carter (Chris)- Preston Lanier

The Inspector. Full on bad southern accent. Think Daniel Craig in Knives Out.

Charles Haversham (Jonathan)- Clarence Shelby Jr

Initially, a dead body that won't stay dead.

Cecil Haversham (Max)- Gavin Standish

First time on stage. Very excited and excitable. Think like a puppy. Has a hard time staying in character and constantly interacts with the audience.

Mary Colleymoore (Rachel)- Shanna Dixon

Florence's older sister. VERY Southern. Think Julia Sugarbaker on steroids. Also, very over the top.

Perkins (Dennis)- Ace Orosco

The butler. He can't remember his lines and has them written on his hands. Looks at them regularly. Extreme fear of heights. Very physical role.

Taylor- Marissa Rudd

Sound technician. Has own spot on stage. Much more worried about social media and the missing CD. Does have to come fill in unexpectedly.

Christine- Ashley Schutt

The poor director. Gives the opening monologues and pops up periodically to yell at the cast.

Arthur, the Gardener (Max, 2nd time) Larry Reaux

The gardener with the missing dog.

 
Stage Crew
Mary Claire Allison
Andrew Cochran
Paul Bennett
Jeremy Martinez
Aimee Poda
Robin Mandarino
Viktor Vasquez
Nevaeh Lanier

 

We will hold seats for advance ticket purchasers and members who have notified us that they will attend up until 15 minutes before curtain.
Tickets which have not been claimed 15 minutes before curtain time are subject to forfeit.

Tickets are available the day of the show at the VTG Box Office,
and online at http://www.showclix.com/events/10243 30 days prior to the opening night.
Members may notify us when they plan to attend
by completing the Attendance Notification Form or by calling 601-636-0471.