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Monday, Jan. 8  Thursday, Jan. 11   6:30 p.m.

Auditions are Monday, Jan. 8 and Thursday, Jan. 11 for the Drama League production of The Psychic … A Murder Mystery … Of Sorts. Auditions start both nights at 6:30 p.m., and auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Here’s the plot: An aspiring writer, unable to pay his rent, hangs up a sign offering psychic readings in his window. To his surprise, he blurts out to his first customer, an attractive young woman, that her husband is planning to kill her. Then her husband shows up. He soon finds himself embroiled in a string of bizarre and hilarious murders.


Sam Bobrick won an Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America for the play. There are six characters, and the writer is on stage the entire play. Since he’s in all 10 scenes, that actor will be at all rehearsals. The other performers, who are in two to five scenes, will not. Here’s how Bobrick, a prolific writer who created TV’s Saved by the Bell, describes them:

Adam Webster: a mystery writer, in his early 30s.

Laura Benson: an attractive woman, in her early 30s.

Roy Benson: Laura's husband, in his mid-30s.

Rita Malone: Roy's sexy girlfriend, in her 20s.

Johnny Bubbles: a gangster type, in his late 30s.

Norris Coslow: an NYPD detective, in his 40s.

The ages are relative to Adam. If the performer is older or younger, the other characters could be, too. The play is set in the current day. Johnny and Norris, in particular, have retro, noirish qualities. The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. All ethnicities, genders and abilities will be considered for every role.

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