February 25 & 26, 7-9 p.m.
Dare County Arts Council
Cast: 3 women, 4 men
Performance Dates: April 17-26, 2020
Our final auditions for the 2019-2020 season are for the outrageous comedy UNNECESSARY FARCE. This award-winning stage play from Paul Slade Smith combines all the elements of the classic farce with a contemporary American plot.
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.
Here's a list and description of roles available:
Eric Sheridan: Male, 30s. A bookish, even-keeled police officer who’s thrown into some difficult situations–while not wearing any pants.
Billie Dwyer: Female, 20s/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. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today.
Mayor Meekly: Male, 40s to 60s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very innocent.
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 VERY pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man whose accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he’s completely indecipherable. You must audition with the Scottish accent!
Mary Meekly: Female, 40s to 60s. The Mayor’s wife, small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor.