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The holiday chatter in their mountain clubhouse is silenced as a radio announces the news of Paula's death. Alec has just received a letter from Paula that contains an important clue. She confides this to only one of the girls, who instantly snatches the letter and burns it! Alec may have made a fatal error in choosing her confidante. Then the killer strikes at Alice, cleverly making her death seem like a suicide. Only shrewd Eve rejects the suicide theory, but then she, too, errs in her choice of confidante.

~ Courtesy Dramatic Publishing


Auditions will take place from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 16, 2023 and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2023 Aethereal Jest's offices at 2020 Leonard Avenue, Suite 420, Columbus, Ohio 43219 and will consist of cold readings from the production.

Performances of "Nine Girls" will take place on the Shedd Stage at the Columbus Performing Arts Center and will run from March 1 through 10, 2024. Friday and Saturdays begin at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.

Full details are in the Audition Application available by clicking HERE.


All roles are available, paid, non-union, and non-equity.

Production Staff

Director - Ashley Zarzabal

Producer - Brian A. Palmer

Board Representative - Justin Powell


Jane Peters - She is regular and a good sport, an avid reader of mystery stories.


Freida Mills - She fancies herself as an intellectual. She is sympathetic to the left-wing cause, and doesn't care who knows it. The other girls kid her considerably, but she can give it back to them just as readily.

Alice Blake - She is good-natured and a friendly. She is willing to go the extra mile to help her friends and do what is right.

Eve Thornton - She is a blue-blood and a debutante, but there is nothing upstage or high hat about her. She is genuinely fond of Mary, and takes a special interest in her.

Sharon “Glamorpuss” Halloway - Her nickname bespeaks her character. Glamorpuss speaks with an accent which-she fondly hopes-is the finest Bostonian. Unfortunately, when she is "riled," she often lapses from her accent. She fancies herself quite an actress.

Shirley Berke - She has an energy that is apparently inexhaustible.

Betty “Tennessee” Collingwood - She has a marked southern accent.

Stella “Shotput” Hendricks - She arrives with miscellaneous sports equipment. She wears ski-pants and an oversize sweater adorned with the college letter.

Mary O’Ryan - She displays no hint of her plebeian background.

Phyllis Canfield - An upcoming president of the sorority who is viewing the cabin three years after events of the play. She only appears in the prologue.

Board of Directors

Jonathan Nininger, Chair

Megan Mateer, Vice Chair

Anthony Reitzel, Treasurer

Justin Powell, Secretary

Randi Honkonen, Director at Large

Brian A. Palmer, Ex Officio Director

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