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Auditions for Unnecessary Farce - City Park Players

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Start Date:
February 01, 2020
End Date:
February 03, 2020
Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre
10:00 AM/ 6:30 PM
 Auditions for Unnecessary Farce presented by City Park Players!

Unnecessary Farce – by Paul Slade Smith

Auditions for Unnecessary Farce:
Saturday, February 1 at 10am
Monday, February 3 at 6pm

 Inside the Kress Theatre lobby, 1101 Third St., Alexandria

Directed by: Jim Weinzettle & Maura Herboldsheimer

COMEDY – 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.

ABOUT THE SHOW – “Can a playwright re-invent the comic shtick of in-one-door, innuendo, out-the-other-door? In the case of Unnecessary Farce, the answer is yes. Smith’s play is dazzlingly funny, with one silly bit overlapping the next… The Marx Brothers updated in tempo and relevance for today’s world.” – Tom Helma, City Pulse (Michigan)

“The laugh-out-loud comedy has everything one can hope for in a modern-day farce: two likeable cops operating way out of their league, a supposedly crooked mayor with impeccable timing, his innocent-acting wife, a shy accountant with a penchant for dropping her drawers, a nervous double agent who’s like to get IN those drawers, a Scottish hit man whose brogue gets thicker the angrier he gets, two adjoining hotel rooms, simmering sexual tension and eight doors a slammin’.” – Donald V. Calamia, Between the Lines (Michigan)

Unnecessary Farce will be performed Thursdays through Sundays from March 26th to April 5th on the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre.  Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM.

For more information, please contact us at: or call 318-484-4478

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