Butterflies Are Free has been cast. Thank you to all who auditioned.

Our next auditions will be for:

Prescription Murder

By William Link and Richard Levinson

Directed by Michael Braizer

About the Characters

4m, 3f

MISS PETRIE - a pleasant, efficient woman in her fifties with a genuine liking for people.

DR. ROY FLEMMING - a polished, urbane New York psychiatrist in his forties. Highly civilized, pragmatic, with a cold, functioning intelligence. He wears conservative, artfully-tailored suits.

CLAIRE FLEMMING - a brittle, sardonic product of New York's East side. She is in her early forties and shows the strain of a loveless marriage.

SUSAN HUDSON - Young and extremely attractive, with a hint of latent sensuality. She is not particularly complicated, but as the play progresses she shows the burden of the increasing tension.

LIEUTENANT COLUMBO - a rumpled police official of indeterminate age. He seems to be bumbling and vague, with an overly apologetic, almost deferential manner. This masks an innate shrewdness, and foxy knowledge of human nature.

DAVE GORDON - a smooth, boyish lawyer with his eye on a political future.

DELIVERY BOY - early twenties.

Synopsis: Providing the inspiration for the TV series Columbo, the theatrical predecessor Prescription: Murder tells the story of a brilliant psychiatrist and his mistress who hatch a plot to murder his neurotic, possessive wife. The execution of their plan and the creation of their perfect alibi depends on a bizarre impersonation. Lt. Columbo must engage the psychiatrist in a duel of wits until the doctor succeeds in having Columbo removed from the case. However, it is the mistress who proves to be the weak link that leads to a trap and a surprising climax!

Audition Times & Dates

Well be announced soon

Auditions will be held at: Theatre In The Valley's Playhouse
10 West Pacific Avenue, Henderson NV. 89015-7383

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Prescription: Murder was first presented at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco on January 20, 1962.

Scheduled Performances

will be:
8:00pm Evenings Fridays & Saturdays
With 2:00pm Matinees Sundays March, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19.

Performance Location

Theatre In The Valley's Playhouse: 10 West Pacific Avenue, Henderson NV. 89015-7383


Theater in the Valley is an established non-profit (501c) community theater located in Henderson, NV. We are an entirely volunteer organization and there is no pay for actors or production staff (unless a stipend is specified in audition notices).