Theater Auditions in Philadelphia for “Unnecessary Farce”


Auditions: “Unnecessary Farce” by Paul Slade

Location: Aldan, PA – Philadelphia Area

Type: Theater

Auditions for “Unnecessary Farce” by Paul Slade will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 pm at Colonial Playhouse, 522 W. Magnolia Ave, Aldan, PA 19018

Performance dates: May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
Fridays & Saturdays: 8 pm. Sunday Matinees: 2 pm
Rehearsals will be in Ardmore, PA.

About the play: 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.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please note this is a physical show in which 4 characters will be in some state of undress and 3 characters kiss, among other physical comedy bits.

Character Descriptions:

Eric Sheridan: Male, 30s-40s. 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-40s. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today. NOTE: the actress cast would likely be on stage in her underwear and/or a slip.

Mayor Meekly: Male, 50s-70s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I)

Agent Frank: Male, 20s-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-50s. 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, 50s-70s. The Mayor’s wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor

Please contact director Sam Barrett with any questions at

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Aldan, PA – Philadelphia Area
Please submit to: See email address above

This casting notice was posted by: Colonial Playhouse

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