The Rimers of Eldritch Auditions

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:30pm
Rhynsburger Theatre
Landford Wilson
Dr. David Crespy

Open to all. You do not have to be a theatre major or MU student.

When: Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-9:00 pm    Call Backs: Thursday, March 8, 5:30-9:00 pm         
Where: Rhynsburger Theatre, University of Missouri-Columbia, 505 Hitt Street. Columbia (Inside the Fine Arts Building-Theatre Side)

Actors: please prepare a one-minute monologue, and eight bars of a simple church hymn to sing (without an accompanist). This is a play that takes place in a rural, small Midwestern town in the late 1950s. Scripts can be checked out for 24 hours from the MU theatre office, 129 Fine Arts Building, open 8-5 pm, in the lobby of the Rhynsburger Theatre.

Rehearsals are March 19-April 24 (evenings & some weekend afternoons).  
We open April 25 and run through April 29.
Questions: If you have a conflict with the audition dates/times or any other questions, email David Crespy at

Color-conscious casting: For those of you new to this term, it means all actors, regardless of any intersections of one’s race, ethnicity, and gender identity will be considered for roles in this production, and that we are aware of stereotypical casting in the entertainment industry. We wish to offer equitable opportunity to every actor, even as we understand that race matters, and how we cast has the ability to educate and affect critical thinking.

The Rimers of Eldritch: This murder mystery, written by Missouri’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson, digs into the dark, decaying heart of mid-western hypocrisy. The production also celebrates the publication of “Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, & Poems” and features visits from Wilson’s Tony Award-winning director, Marshall W. Mason, and Tanya Berezin, artistic director of Circle Repertory Theatre.
7:30 pm: Apr 25 – 28, 2:00 pm: Apr 29 at the Rhynsburger Theatre