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Unnecessary Farce

Author: Paul Slade Smith

Director: George Benca

Enquiries: George Benca at or 0419 591 517

Characters Summary: 4 M (1x 30’s, 2 x 20 – 50, 1 x 50 – 70) 3 F (1 x 30’s, 1 x 20 – 30, 1 x 50 – 70’s)

Characters: American accents required except for Todd who requires a Scottish accent 

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, 50s to 70s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I) 

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 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 to 70s. the Mayor's wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor. 

Audition Venue: Bradshaw Street Community Hall 
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) 
West Essendon VIC 3040 

Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall 
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) 
West Essendon VIC 3040 

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Synopsis: 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.

Other Information: Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.


Tuesday 19 September, 2017
Saturday 23 September, 2017
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Venue Address
Bradshaw Street

Victoria, Melbourne