East of 60 Productions Open Audition

Open auditions will be held for East of Sixty’s Spring 2024 show, Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith. Spring show dates are April 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20, 2024.

Open auditions will be held September 19 & 20, 2023 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at The Playhouse, located at 5 Jasper Court S. in Devon.

We are looking for actors for the following parts:

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.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play.

*Please note we are a community theatre group and all parts & position both on and off the stage are volunteer.*

This is Eric and Billie’s chance. They have this one opportunity to prove they have what it takes to become full-fledged members of the police force. The hotel rooms are booked, the recording equipment is set up and functional. The informant has been prepped and the suspect is on his way. It’s all quite simple and straightforward. So naturally, it all goes catastrophically, ridiculously wrong.

This side-splittingly funny season opener will have you giggling and rooting for our two wannabe cops from the moment we meet them. They are surrounded by a colorful cast of characters including Karen, who can’t seem to keep her clothes on, Frank, a cowardly security officer, and sweet, kind Mayor Meekly, who just can’t seem to get his meeting started no matter what he does, or what door he tries. This show is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as we witness bumble after bumble, and bagpipes…did we already mention the bagpipes?

East of Sixty Productions was founded as a non-profit organization in 2005 bringing community dinner theatre to Devon, Alberta.

Our mission is to encourage our members to enjoy involvement in a quality theatrical production, to provide theatre for our audience to enjoy, and to enhance the community.

Although an amateur company, we aim to bring a professional quality to our productions.

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