Audition Dates Set for MTA's Death and Taxes

The Monticello Theatre Association (MTA) is announcing open auditions

for our upcoming play “Death and Taxes”


Auditions will be held at the Monticello Theater

1406 N. Market St. in Monticello, IL

Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 pm 

Monday September 20, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 pm  


If you are not available for either date, a prior audition may be scheduled by

contacting Director Gil Yohnka at


“Death and Taxes” is a comedy/murder mystery written by Pat Cook and directed by Gil Yohnka. The play has 4 man & 5 women cast, with ages ranging from 20s to 60s+. The characters consist of the mayor, the sheriff, the town hall secretary, the editor of the local paper, the town doctor, a nosy neighbor, a sarcastic couple, and the HS drama teacher.


"Death and Taxes" is set in the Hendricks High School auditorium, which also services as the town council meeting site.


About "Death and Taxes" - The mayor has decided to turn her small-town council meeting into a makeshift coroner’s inquest, to investigate the mysterious death of a stranger who showed up in town earlier in the week.  As the story unfolds it seems most everyone had some sort of dealing with the young man and most have a secret to hide.


Performances Dates


Saturday, November 6

Sunday, November 7

Friday, November 12

Saturday, November 13

Sunday, November 14


NOTE: For the protection of our cast and staff due to the continued threat of Covid 19 and its variants, it is MTA's policy that all those auditioning must be vaccinated. 


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