Unnecessary Farce

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Unnecessary Farce - by Paul Slade Smith

COMEDY - 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.


ABOUT THE SHOW - "Can a playwright re-invent the comic shtick of in-one-door, innuendo, out-the-other-door? In the case of Unnecessary Farce, the answer is yes. Smith's play is dazzlingly funny, with one silly bit overlapping the next... The Marx Brothers updated in tempo and relevance for today's world." - Tom Helma, City Pulse (Michigan)

"The laugh-out-loud comedy has everything one can hope for in a modern-day farce: two likeable cops operating way out of their league, a supposedly crooked mayor with impeccable timing, his innocent-acting wife, a shy accountant with a penchant for dropping her drawers, a nervous double agent who's like to get IN those drawers, a Scottish hit man whose brogue gets thicker the angrier he gets, two adjoining hotel rooms, simmering sexual tension and eight doors a slammin'." - Donald V. Calamia, Between the Lines (Michigan)


Directed by: Jim Weinzettle & Maura Herboldsheimer



Billie - Caroline Randall

Mayor - Jim Smilie

Frank - John Dunn

Todd - Donald Stewart

Karen - Maura Herboldsheimer

Eric - Rick Taylor

Mary - Carolyn Smilie 



July 29-August 8

All City Park Players shows are on Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre

Thursday-Saturday shows: 7:30pm

Sunday shows are a matinee only: 2:30pm



Thursday : $5

General : $15

Senior (>60) & Military : $12

Students : $7


Advance tickets available below.

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For more information, please contact us at: cityparkplayers@gmail.com or call 318-484-4478.


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