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Auditions - Saturday March 4 from 2-4pm and Sunday March 5 from 10 am-noon
 
One Man, Two Guvnors is an uproariously funny farce that styles itself as a modern retelling of the commedia dell'arte classic A Servant of Two Masters. In 1963 England, out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall becomes separately employed by two men – Roscoe Crabbe, a gangster, and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class twit. Francis tries to keep the two from meeting, in order to avoid each of them learning that Francis is also working for someone else. Complicating events, Roscoe is really Rachel Crabbe in disguise, his twin sister. Roscoe had been killed by Rachel's boyfriend, who is none other than Stanley. Complicating it further still is local mobster Charlie the Duck, who has arranged his daughter Pauline's engagement to Roscoe despite her preference for over-the-top amateur actor Alan Dangle. Even further complications are prompted by several letters, a very heavy trunk, several unlucky audience volunteers, an extremely elderly waiter, and Francis' pursuit of his two passions: Dolly (Charlie's feminist bookkeeper) and fish & chips.


Director: Mitchell Prudhomme
Assistant Director: Hollie Guidry
Performance Dates: Thursdays-Sundays from May 26th-June 4th


Those interested in auditioning may arrive at any point during either of the audition windows. You will be asked to read a scene from the show. Although this piece is not a musical, the final scene does culminate in a group song. Francis, Stanley, Alan, Dolly, Pauline, and Rachel all sing brief solos. You don't need to be a trained singer to fill these roles, but you will be expected to sing a bit if cast in one of those 6 parts. Some other characters are in the scene and sing along, but never by themselves. Only those auditioning for these 6 roles will be asked, at auditions, to sing a brief snippet of a song of your choosing. (Some versions of this production have optional songs sung by the characters during scene changes. As these songs have nothing whatsoever to do with the plot, we will not be performing them.)


For more information, including the option to request a copy of the audition scene early, contact Mitchell at MJPrudhomme@usa.com.


Prior to auditions, please sign up using this audition form, which includes character info and a tentative rehearsal schedule: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpxRDQrAFlDYMxE6OzHwJh2jCVPny-cGSGBtdREY3VEK_yPw/viewform

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