A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone

A Sam Spade Spoof (Sort of) by Ron Bernas

April 15 - May 14, 2022 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays May 1 & 8 @ 2:00pm

A spoof of and level letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and to stage mysteries in general. Matthew vows to kill Julia and Julia vows to foil his plans. And so the game begins - a hilarious year-long match of wits and the witless... and the winner is you.

Director Pamela Branstetter is seeking cast members to fill 2 female and 4 male roles.


Sunday, February 27 @ 2:00pm
Monday, February 28 @ 7:30pm

Auditions are held at Theatre Suburbia (5201 Mitchelldale St, Suite A3) on Sunday afternoon and Monday evening following the opening of the prior show. Sign in starts one hour prior to start.

Auditions are open to the public and consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring your resume and headshot if you have them. If not, we have audition forms and a camera. Those cast are required to become a member of the theatre.

Everyone who auditions will receive a complimentary ticket for two to the current production. Additionally, those cast will receive a complimentary ticket for two to their show.

Read through generally occurs the Tuesday or Wednesday following auditions. Full rehearsals normally start the following Monday and run through the opening of the show.

Rehearsals are usually Monday through Thursday evenings, as well as on Fridays once the previous show closes. Additionally, there may be pick up rehearsals on the two Thursdays following opening.

Character Breakdown

Director Pamela Branstetter is seeking cast members to fill 2 female and 4 male roles.

Matthew Perry ( M | Mid-50s )

A man who from birth has had more dollars than sense. He is facing a minor mid-life crisis.

Buttram ( M | 40s - 50s )

The family butler for many years, though convinced he is above being a butler - at least for this family. He is given to crying jags, and harbors a terrible secret.

Julia Perry ( F | Mid-50s )

Matthew's wife. A classy, intelligent woman who loves her husband despite his many faults - and is always a step ahead of him.

Bunny Perry ( F | Mid-20s )

Matthew and Julia's sweet, but dim-witted and deeply shallow daughter.

Donald ( M | Mid-20s )

Bunny's fiance. He is very earnest, and very much in love with Bunny, despite her lack of savvy.

Plotnik ( M | 30s - 50s )

A witless detective. He was born 40 years too late, and read too many Dashiell Hammett novels. (Yes, he can read, sort of.) He fancies himself a cynical gumshoe, but lacks the savvy to locate, let alone solve, a crime.

Stick around after the Sunday audition. Theatre Suburbia directors will conduct a short workshop to help you improve your auditioning skills.

Want to get involved, but not sure on stage is the place for you? Theatre Suburbia is always looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of things.

Feel free to drop by the theatre during auditions to get a feel for the place, meet others involved here and get more information.

Cast & Crew

Pamela Branstetter

Pamela Branstetter