Show: UNNECESSARY FARCE
Theater: Colonial Playhouse
Theater Website: http://colonialplayhouse.net/unnecessary-farce/
Start date of auditions: 01/21/2020
Auditions for “Necessary Farce” will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm.
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
Please contact director Sam Barrett with any questions at email@example.com.
Performance Dates: May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
Eric Sheridan: Male, 30s to 40s. A bookish, even-keeled police officer who’s thrown into some difficult situations — while not wearing any pants.
Billie Dwyer: Female, 20s to 30s. A police officer. Eric’s partner. Although she seems to lack every skill needed for police work, she is enthusiastic and eager to succeed.
Karen Brown: Female, 30s to 40s. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today.
Note: the actress cast would likely be on stage in her underwear and/or a slip.
Mayor Meekly: Male, 50s to 70s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I)
Agent Frank: Male, 20s to 50s. Town Hall head of Security. Although he can seem confident and even gruff, in moments of crisis he is easily reduced to a very frightened man.
Todd: Male, 20s to 50s. Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man who’s accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he’s completely indecipherable.
Mary Meekly: Female, 50s to 70s. The Mayor’s wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor.
About the Play:
Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.