Auditions for Unnecessary Farce (UW-Waukesha Spring Production)

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Auditions for Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith will be held in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on the UW-Waukesha campus on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday January 31.  

Auditions are open to both UW-Waukesha students and community members.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Actors may also present a monologue of their choosing if they wish. Actors are encouraged to read the script in advance. A copy of the script can be sent digitally upon request. All actors must make an appointment with director Steve Decker (steven.decker@uwc.edu). You may also call at 262-521-5209 for more information.

Performances are March 15, 16 at 7:30 and March 17 at 2:00.

Rehearsals are usually in the evenings on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with some rehearsals added as the production opening approaches.

This comic farce offers roles for three women and four men. It was given a rave review by ABC 53 (Michigan)- “A smash hit! Two-hours of non-stop laughter. The plot weaves you through mix-ups and mayhem you won’t believe”.  

The play can be summarized briefly. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Set in a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet his female accountant, while in the adjoining room next door, two 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 the hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.




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