VAN WERT – Off Stage Productions will be holding auditions for "If The Shoe Fits" by Matt Thompson, Matt Chiorini, and Dana Vermette on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Auditions will be held at Vantage Career Center, 818 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. both evenings. Enter at door number 7. Best parking is straight in on the north driveway (the driveway farthest from Van Wert).

Performance dates will be March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 (also at Vantage Career Center). Directing this show will be Dan Bulau and Amy Shoppell, who will be looking to cast two men and two women for this two-act comedy. No prior acting experience is required to try out.

THE STORY: It all started when Delores, an unhappy housewife, and George, a shoe salesman, met at Shoe Fantasy and it was love at first shoe-fitting. The only thing standing in the way was Delores' doting but half-witted husband, Marvin, who would never agree to a divorce. So, there was only one thing left to do—kill Marvin so they can run off together and live a carefree life of passion and romance in a tropical paradise.

The lovers come up with a crazy plan to poison Marvin over dinner. Delores invites George to dinner and introduces him to Marvin as a new friend. While Marvin checks on dessert, they slip poison into his wine. But things get out of hand when Marvin doesn't fall for the bait. What was supposed to be a simple foolproof murder turns into a hilarious fiasco when Esperanza, the eccentric Spanish-speaking maid, arrives on the wrong day and she, too, falls for George.

Now George and Delores have to devise a way to get rid of the lovesick Esperanza and carry out their plan to kill Marvin—that is without killing each other first! Their attempts get funnier and funnier as the lovers try again and again to finish the job only to have Esperanza and Marvin unknowingly foil their plans each time—resulting in this wacky tale of love, murder, and…shoes!

Scripts are available to check out prior to auditions, call or text 419-605-2634 if interested or for additional information, or message us on our Facebook page.