Audition Announcement:

Audition Dates: November 13-14
Registration at 6:30pm, Auditions begin at 7pm.
Location: St. Dunstan's Theatre, 400 Lone Pine Road

About the Show:
Unnecessary Farce is an award-winning stage comedy that combines all the elements of classic farce: 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.

We will do our best to create a rehearsal schedule based around the actor’s needs – so please bring a full list of your conflicts to the audition. 
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script and some improvisational games. Please come dressed to move.
*Please note, it is St. Dunstan's policy that anyone cast in the show must be vaccinated. We will be checking vaccination cards at auditions.
Friday & Saturday, Jan. 20, 21, 27, 28, Feb. 3 & 4, at 8 pm.   
Sunday matinees: Jan. 22 & 29, at 2 pm.

Character Descriptions:

ERIC SHERIDAN (Male, 30s-40s) – A police officer.  A bookish, even-tempered guy who finds himself completely out if 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 – all without wearing pants!

BILLIE DWYER (Female, 30s) – A police officer and Eric’s partner.  Excitable and unthreatening.  She seemingly lacks most of the skills necessary to be a police officer, but is as eager to succeed as as she seems destined to fail.  

KAREN BROWN (Female, 30s-40s) – An accountant, who has always taken pride in her accountant-like, professional demeanor – until this morning, when she finds herself having a sexual awakening and unable to keep things under control.

MAYOR MEEKLY (Male, 40s-70s) – An affable, gentle man – innocent with a capital I. Not too quick on the uptake but a sweet soul.

AGENT FRANK (Male, 30s-50s) – Head of Security at the Town Hall and the wrong man for the job. Though he presents the confident, gruff exterior of a secret service agent (think film noir detective), he is frequently a man frightened by his own shadow – especially in moments of crisis.


TODD (Male, 30s-50s) – A professional hitman.  Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent.  Cool, quiet and perceptive – but more frequently, an angry Scotsman…and the angrier he gets, the thicker his accent gets until he's entirely undecipherable.


MARY MEEKLY (Female, 40s-70s) – The mayor’s wife.  Preferably* small in stature, she is sweet and seems, in every way, the perfect match for her husband.  She turns out to be a much tougher person than anyone expects.  (*this character does not have to be petite).

*We are casting adult actors (21 and over)

**Please note the ages listed are a suggestion of the character’s age – not the actor’s actual age.  And we are flexible! If there is a role you’re interested in reading and you’re don’t think you fall into that age category, try anyway!

Have questions or want a copy of the script?

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