Auditions scheduled for ‘The Kitchen Witches’


Auditions for “The Kitchen Witches,” a two-act comedy by Caroline Smith, will be from 7 to 8 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at the Gaiser Park shelter house in Seymour.

The characters to be cast include Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle, who are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. Ages of the characters will range from 40s to 70s, but casting will be done with women with similar ages.

The third character to be cast is Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son, Stephen (late 20s to early 40s, depending on the ages of the women cast), who tries to keep the ladies on track.

The show follows the rival cooks and the young man caught between them when circumstances put Isobel and Dolly together on a television show called “The Kitchen Witches.”

The insults are often flung harder than the food. Stephen tries to maintain order, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle. The show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer.

Special guest celebrities are being invited to serve as judges of the two cooks’ dishes for the four shows.

Rehearsals will be conducted in June.

Dinner theater performances will be Aug. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Celebrations Receptions and Events Center in Seymour. Dinner tickets are $25 and must be reserved in advance. Show-only tickets will be available at the door for $10. For reservations, contact Kat Baute at 812-498-2127 or [email protected].


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