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MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will host a youth theater workshop this weekend and hold auditions for a production based on the classic Clue chart.

The free, one-day-only Saturday workshop at The Players Theater at 229 Putnam St. is for young people ages 8-18 who are new to theater or want to work on their theatrical skills. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

The morning will be divided into basic staging, tips for acting and improvisation. Children can try out their newly learned skills by acting in brief scenes.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. Parents are welcome to stay and watch or drop off and pick up at the end.

No experience is necessary.

Auditions for the production of Youth Players “Clue – High School Edition” will take place Sunday and Monday at the theatre.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and auditions are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12.

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount film, inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, “Index” is a hilarious farce that meets murder mystery.

The story begins in a secluded mansion, where six mysterious guests gather for an unusual dinner party. Murder and blackmail are on the menu.

When their host is found dead, they all become suspects. Led by Butler Wadsworth, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count mounts.

“Index” is the comedy whodunit that will leave cult fans and newcomers alike in awe as they try to figure out… who did it, where and with what.

Parts include:

Wadsworth, a traditional British butler in every sense of the word, tense, formal and respectful of the rules. He is the engine of the play.

Yvette, a French maid.

Miss Scarlet, a dry and sardonic DC socialite who is interested in secrets.

Mrs. Peacock, the wealthy wife of a senator. A little crazy, neurotic and quick to hysteria.

Mrs. White, a pale, morbid and tragic woman. Mrs White may or may not have killed her five ex-husbands.

Colonel Mustard, a bloated, pompous, dense and impetuous soldier.

Professor Plum, an arrogant academic, easily impressed by himself.

Mr. Green, a shy but unofficial rule-follower. He is terribly anxious.

La Cuisinière, a gruff woman with a menacing presence. (Living and Dead.)

Singing Telegram Girl, a tap dancer with a heart of gold. (Living and Dead.)

Auxiliary Scarlet, Miss Scarlet’s back during a theatrical trickery scene.

Backup Cop, save the leader in the final entry of the Cop.

Men’s Set 1:

Mr. Boddy, a shrewd man, Frank Sinatra, film noir type. (Living and Dead.)

The motorist, a professional driver. (Living and Dead.)

Chief of police, a cop who helps save the day.

Ensemble Man 2: The unexpected cop, an ordinary Joe. (Living and Dead.)

Backup Cop, backup for the leader.

Auxiliary Mustard, Colonel Mustard’s back during a theatrical trickery scene.

Children are asked to bring a copy of their schedule for any sports, clubs or events that may conflict with rehearsals. No preparation is necessary.

The auditions will consist of reading the script. A link to the script can be found from Broadway Licensing, at Click on the “Read for free” tongue.

The dates of the shows will be November 11, 12 and 13.

The show is directed by JR Wells. Email [email protected] for more information or any questions regarding auditions or the workshop.

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