03 Jan, 2016

Auditions for “What the Butler Saw” a Farce by Joe Orton

Auditions for “What The Butler Saw” by Joe Orton
Saturday, January 16th at 1:00 pm in the Athol Town Hall, 1685 County Rd. 10, Cherry Valley

Auditions will consist of cold readings, audition sides from the script will be provided.
What The Butler Saw – Character Notes (2 x f, 4 x m)

The play is set in the late 1960’s and takes place in a private psychiatric clinic run by Dr. Prentice. All the characters except for Nick and Sergeant Match are middle class and well-spoken. The parts are roughly the same size except for Sergeant Match, who only makes brief appearances.

Geraldine Barclay / Female 20-35 – Almost cartoonish in her naivety (taking Dr. Prentice at his word that stripping naked is a necessary part of a job interview), Geraldine is unworldly and innocent.

Dr. Prentice / Male 40-55 – Likes to think of himself as a man of the world, and is outwardly rather suave, but he is revealed as quite inept and panicky in his attempted seduction and subsequent cover ups.

Mrs. Prentice / Female 40-50 Neglected by her husband, Mrs. P seeks solace in the arms of others. Witty and provocative, she is embittered by her experiences and has an acerbic tongue, but deep down she wants Dr. P to love her.

Nicholas Beckett / Male 20-35 Nick is an amoral young man with no conscience and very little self-control

Dr. Rance / Male 45-65 Larger than life and quite frankly madder than most of the inmates of the asylums he inspects, Dr. Rance is an egomaniac whose main aim is to publish and become famous, and sees nothing wrong in trampling over the truth and other people in order to do so. Age-wise he could be from his mid-forties to his early sixties.

Sergeant Match / Male 35-45 A stereotypically plodding policeman, nonetheless determined to get his man

Performance dates for “What The Butler Saw” Apr30, May 1, 2016 – May 6, 7, 8. 2016 – Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. At the Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford!

 

PECT – What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton
Apr 30, May1, 6, 7, 8 2016
Contact: Director: Lynn Fennell at lynnfennell@gmail.com or leave a message at 613-476-5925

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