Auditions for "Unnecessary Farce"

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Unnecessary Farce AUDITIONS



Unnecessary Farce - by Paul Slade Smith:

Saturday, February 1 at 10am
Monday, February 3 at 6pm

Performance dates: March 26 - April 5

ABOUT THE SHOW - 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.  Directed by: Jim Weinzettle, Maura Herboldsheimer, & Teresa Louis.

Auditions will be held inside the Kress Theatre lobby, 1101 Third St., Alexandria
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3 women, 4 men



Eric – 30s – 50s, a bit clutzy, anxious/nervous/shy around women

Billie – 20s – 40s, down to earth, speaks her mind
Karen – similar age to Eric, seems ready for a romance
Mayor – 50s to 70s, not the clueless innocent he initially seems, more to him that first appears
Frank – 40s – 60s, a bit older, but not much, than Eric and Karen, having a crisis of conscience
Todd – 40s – 60s, similar age to Frank, stubborn, controlling, likes to do things his way, as much Scottish regalia as possible, with bagpipes
Mary – same age as mayor, seems a bit ditzy until the end of the play, then - !


The script calls for:
· Some romantic interactions: several stage kisses & embraces between the romantic leads
· Some wrongly-interpreted struggles on the bed, between several characters
· Some scenes in some modest underclothing – getting dressed, getting undressed
· Some physical comedy – to whatever extent possible and safe: flip onto a bed, falling onto a bed, off of a bed, hitting someone with an opening door
· And lots of fast-paced farcical action, often with doors involved
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2018 CPP Grant Sponsors

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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