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AUDITION NOTICES


UNNECESSARY FARCE
By Paul Slade Smith

Directed by Charles Peters
Assistant Direction by Jenn Peters
Produced by Paul Schaeffer


Auditions: Sunday,June 28 and Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Auditions will be held at the Playhouse, 291 Third Avenue, Chula Vista
Possible callbacks by invitation only: Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00pm

* No appointment necessary
* Cold readings from script
* Dress comfortably
* Bring current theatrical resume/headshot
* Rehearsals schedule will be determined based on availability;
    bring ALL CONFLICTS with you to auditions
* The show runs August 21 thru September 12, 2015
    (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm)

ABOUT THE SHOW:
When Billie and Eric, a pair of inept police officers, set up a sting operation to trap the crooked mayor, nothing can go wrong---unless everything goes wrong! Set in a pair of matching hotel rooms, Unnecessary Farce is filled with doors slamming, clothes flying, and bagpipes bleating, all of which adds up to an over-the-top tale of mix-ups and mayhem that’s laugh out loud funny from start to finish.

NEEDED ARE: 4 men and 3 women with extremely good comedic timing
ERIC SHERIDAN (Male, 30s) - a police officer. A bookish, even-keeled guy who finds himself completely out of his element when called upon to express his feelings for a woman, lie to his boss, disguise himself as someone else, and stand up to an armed mobster - while not wearing any pants.
BILLIE DWYER (Female, 20s/30s) - a police officer, Eric's partner. Excitable and entirely un-threatening, she seemingly lacks every skill necessary for police work, but is as eager to succeed as she seems destined to fail.
KAREN BROWN (Female, 30s) - an accountant, who has always taken pride in her accountant-like, professional demeanor....until this morning, when she finds herself filled with a sexual hunger, and unable to keep things in. Must appear in lingerie/slip in the show.
MAYOR MEEKLY (Male, 40s-70s) – "Innocent" with a capital I. An affable, gentle fellow. Not too quick on the pick-up, but a sweet, sweet soul.
AGENT FRANK (Male, 20s - 50s) - the head of Security at Town Hall, and frankly, the wrong man for the job. Though he presents the confident, gruff exterior of a secret service agent (or film noir detective, even), he is frequently (and, at moments of crisis, invariably) a man frightened by his own shadow.
TODD (Male, 20s-50s) - speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hitman. Cool, quiet, and perceptive when at his best, but more frequently an angry Scotsman - and the angrier he becomes, the thicker his accent gets, until he is entirely indecipherable.
MARY MEEKLY (Female, 40s-70s) - the Mayor's wife. Unfailingly sweet, she seems, in every way, the perfect match for her husband.