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Audition notice for ‘Unnecessary Farce’

Audition for Unnecessary Farce
Unnecessary Farce

19 FEBRUARY 10 am

“UNNECESSARY FARCE”

by Paul Slade Smith
directed by William McCreery-Rye
(Contact email:  willchar04@outlook.com)  0410944614

CHELMER COMMUNITY HALL
CNR QUEENSCROFT & HALSBURY STS, CHELMER (OPP CHELMER STATION)
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED

Season Dates:

21 May to 11 June 2022

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.

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

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 Glaswegian  Scottish accent. A professional hit man who’s accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he’s completely indecipherable. Except to a Scot.

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 . Please note ages are NOT essential, I have in mind the persons for parts which will be the decider not age, any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, I can email script, audition will be from cold read of play on the day.