Auditions by appointment

A Thriller by Frederick Knott          Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher          Directed by Anthony Masciangioli 


Saturday, July 20, 6pm - 8pm
Sunday, July 21, 6pm - 8pm

Barre Players Theater, 64 Common Street, Barre MA 

There is no preparation needed for auditions, which will consist of readings from script excerpts (sides).

Send email to the director at to schedule your audition time.
He will email you script excerpts (sides) for the audition process.

            Audition forms will be available at the theater,
            or, you can save time by bringing a completed form to your audition

​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.

Performances of this show will be October 18, 19, 25, 26 & 27, 2019

Questions?  Please email the director, Anthony Masciangioli at