Lagniappe Productions

MEIN SHAFT by Lagniappe Productions

An Interactive Comedy, Wild West Murder Mystery

Texas Star Dinner Theater (NON-EQUITY) –


Voted “Best Entertainment in Texas” by Texas Meetings + Events Magazine and Reader’s Choice “Best Theater Troupe” by Fort Worth Weekly, the Texas Star Dinner Theater is an award-winning comedy murder mystery dinner theater located in downtown Grapevine, and we’re looking for talented actors for our holiday show!


WHEN:  SCREENING: Saturday, October 14th (Callbacks will be the following Monday, October 16th or on an individual scheduled basis)


AUDITION INFO:  Actors must be 21 years of age or older. This is a call for submissions.  Auditions are by appointment only.  Please submit headshot/resume to Submission deadline is Friday, October 13th at 2pm.  If we are interested in inviting you to the screening you will receive a detailed email with instructions.


REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday weeknights between January 2- 18, 2018.  Exact dates discussed at callbacks.


PERFORMANCE DATES:  January 19 – November 10, 2018. Performance dates are divided among three casts.  Public performances are every Friday & Saturday nights. Private show dates vary but may include both weekday and weekend performances. Daytime availability and flexibility is a plus. 


CASTING: Due to volume of performances, we will be casting three actors per character. 


PAY: $100 per show  


SYNOPSIS: Grab your shovels and watch your step! A millionaire silver miner, Mr. J. Schmidt, has been murdered and Marshal Jim Courtright must dig for clues to find out who got the shaft. Could it be Kit, the dim-witted wife who mysteriously left town years ago? Or maybe it was Katherine, the new gentle lady in town with a special interest in silver? Perhaps the eccentric Scotsman McPhiggis was aiming to get revenge. Or could it be that gambler, Snake Eyes Roulette, has more than aces up his sleeves?  It’s a safe bet that with a cast of suspects as dangerous as a runaway mine car filled with black powder trouble is bound to explode!



Marshal Jim Courtright: (Male, Age: 20s-50s) Jim is a man’s man, a straight arrow trying his best to maintain law and order in a rowdy frontier town. An intelligent, kind, and articulate gentleman, he’s never married. The one true love of his life left him years ago without saying goodbye, and he’s never seen or heard from her since.


Kit Schmidt: (Female, Age: 20s-40s) The wife of millionaire silver miner John Schmidt, Kit is the sister of Katherine, together otherwise known as the “Kit Kat Dolls.” She’s not the brightest crayon in the box, but she sure is colorful!


Katherine:  (Female, Age: 20s-40s)  She’s the Brain in this “Pinky and the Brain” sisterly duo. Although new to everyone else in town, she is charming enough to get the attention of any man…including her sister’s husband.


William Alastair McDougal McPhiggis: (Male, Age: 20s-50s)  A Scotsman by way of Savannah, Georgia, McPhiggis has seen hard times and suffered many business failures in recent years. He’s certainly not afraid of a fight…even if he is wearing a skirt.  **This role requires a Scottish accent.  


Snake Eyes Roulette: (Male, Age: 20s-50s)  A professional gambler and cheater who got cheated on a gamble by John Schmidt, Snake Eyes has learned how to get what he wants over the years. He's waited a long time to cash in and believes the odds are finally in his favor.  



Best regards,

Paula Eyre


Paula Signature File 2017_August Update