Join Sunol Repertory Theatre for its 35th season!
Audition for "Ax of Murder" or come out to get involved behind the scenes!
written by Pat Cook
Directed by Donna Blevins & Phil Mumford

Auditions: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8
with potential callbacks 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 10
Sunol Glen Auditorium
11601 Main St., Sunol

Rehearsals: Tuesday & Thursday eveings - January & February - 7 to 9 pm

Performances: Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm, March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Notes from directors:

  • This is a comedic murder-myster play with some audience interaction; it is not a melodrama.
  • Below is a synopsis and a list of characters, with number of lines.
  • There are a limited number of roles for younger actors.  
  • The character "type" is flexible. Line count may change as lines get cut or re-distributed. Additional small roles may be added.  

Synopsis: A theater stage. Director and actors are selecting their next play. Could a script be haunted? No, it's not possible! At least that's what the director tries to convince the other members of the troupe as the writer hints at the trail of horror that has cursed the script.

Characters, as described in the script:
Bonnie Bagwell -- theater director in her 30's (186)
Lucile Beddoes -- actress who's a bit of a coward (70)
Taylor Merridew -- actress, a bit pushy (62)
Darlene Thompson -- teenage actress & gopher (38)
Colin Chambers -- moody writer with a secret (63)
Delia Mondaign -- middle-aged pompous actress/dowager (64)
Brady Parks -- wise-cracking actor (80)
Phaedra Parks - Brady's long-suffering wife (69)
Phil Jenkins -- head theater tech (47)
Midge Sparrow -- Phil's assistant (9)
Sergeant Mike - Police sergeant, bulldog determination (168)
Marilu O'Conner -- rural cleaning woman (33)
Billy Bob Lanford -- Marilu's boyfriend, also a hick (20)
Officer Wanda Lyles - police officer (4)
Officer Tam Crawley - police officer (9)
Officer Robert Sanchez - police officer (3)
Officer Larry Anderson -- police officer (12)
Officer Sue Poindexter - police officer (7)
Rafferty -- morgue attendant (4)
Malone -- morgue attendant (7)
Cassandra - German ESP expert (34)
Extras - if desired - for police officers ... or other small roles

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The Sunol Repertory Theatre
--Proudly Presents its 2016--
35rd Season Production of

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Ax of Murder
By Pat Cook

Directed by
Donna Blevins & Phil Mumford


March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Admission $15   Reserved Seating
All Performances at 8 p.m.
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Sunol Glen School Theatre
11601 Main St., Sunol
(corner of Main and Bond Streets)
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Patron Tickets are available through the mail

General Tickets available in early January

For local pre-theater dinner, try Bosco's Bones and Brew or the Sunol Railroad Cafe.


Please join us in another great SRT season. Choose from a giving category below, and in addition to supporting both community theater and local educational programs, you will receive great seats and an evening of memorable melodrama and fun.

· SRT PATRON: Help us finance the production with your donation of $35, entitling you to early preference for two tickets and a place in our program Patrons List .

· SRT BENEFACTOR: Help us even more with your donation of $50, entitling you to early preference for two tickets and a bold-type program listing as a Benefactor.

· SRT ANGEL: Make our dreams come true with your donation of $100 or more, entitling you to early preference tickets for four, large, bold-type listing in our program and your name or company name on our Angel Scrolls on either side of the stage for all to see. Corporate sponsorships are welcome.

Email us: or Print the Patron Form and mail it back to us with payment. You will be assigned the best possible seats on a first come, first served basis, as your orders are received.

Proceeds to Benefit Sunol Glen School

The Sunol Repertory Theatre was founded in 1982 by Tom and Vicki Harland to provide quality entertainment, establish a community tradition, and create an opportunity to raise funds to benefit the educational experience of the students at Sunol Glen School, which receives the profit from each year's show. After the 2014 season, the Sunol repertory Theatre donated $7000. Over its 33 year history, SRT has donated over $130,000 to the School.


Previous Performances: (click for pictures)