Centerstage North will hold open auditions for winter production of Unnecesssary Farce by Paul Slade Smith on October 14th and 15th from 7:30pm to 9pm, with call-backs on Oct 16th if necessary. You must be signed in by 8pm in order to be seen. Auditions will be held at The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta GA. Please bring headshot and resume, if you have them.
The entire script is available for perusal at Playscripts. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
(Note: You will need to create a free account to read the script.)
All roles are open. CSN supports and encourages diversity in all casting. CenterStage North Theatre is an All Volunteer Theater troupe and we do not offer stipends.
Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Julie Taliaferro
Performance dates February 14-16 and 20-22, 2020
Rehearsals will start in November. Rehearsals will be 3 days a week from 7p to 9:30p at The Art Place. The exact schedule will be determined once the show is cast.
(There will be no rehearsals on holiday weeks.)
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, 30’s. A bookish, even-keeled police officer who’s thrown into some difficult situations–while not wearing any pants.
BILLIE DWYER: Female, 20’s/30’s. 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, 30’s. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today.
MAYOR MEEKLY: Male, 50’s to 70’s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I)
AGENT FRANK: Male, 20’s to 50’s. 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, 20’s to 50’s. 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, 50’s to 70’s. the Mayor’s wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor. (Scottish accent required.)