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119 W North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
Take exit 27 (Snoqualmie Casino) and drive 3 miles into town. The theater is on the right after the traffic light in the middle of the block between Twede's Cafe and Boxley's on the second floor of t
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"See How They Run" is a classic British farce. Fast paced, extremely funny with a lot of physical comedy.
ABOUT THE PLAY: In a small English village, Penelope Toop, a former actress and now Vicar’s wife, receives a surprise visit from an old actor friend, Clive Winton. Clive finds himself the victim of multiple cases of mistaken identity when he innocently disguises himself as a vicar to avoid gossip. They valiantly try to evade a cockney maid, a neighboring busybody and assorted clergymen but things get hilariously complicated when the police show up looking for an escaped spy.
Rehearsals will begin in August 13th and continue on Mon.-Thur. evenings (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) with some Saturday daytimes (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) and Sundays only if needed, through to the September 27 opening. Not everyone will necessarily be needed for every rehearsal, except the full week leading up to final tech, dress and preview performances. Everyone should, however, be available for the entire rehearsal period, in case of changes and adjustments.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Roles are available for 3 Women and 6 Men (particularly seeking men 25 - 40, all roles open).
Ida (a maid): (20 – 40) Does not suffer fools lightly but is loyal and playful enough to join in on the schemes. Must have a Cockney accent. Must be strong enough to catch/drag/move Miss Skillon.
Miss Skillon (40 – 65) About the same age as Rev. Lionel Toop or older. Miss Skillon is the town busybody and arbitrator of all that is “correct.” Veddy, veddy British. Must be adept at physical comedy (falling, staggering, getting “slapped” etc.).
The Reverend Lionel Toop: ( Mid to late 30s) Pleasant, attractive man. Must be physically agile – will need to run, jump, etc. British accent a must.
Penelope Toop: (Mid 20s - Mid 30s) The madcap wife of Rev. Lionel, a former actress - an American. Vivacious, charming, attractive. She lights up a room. Moves, speaks, and reacts quickly.
Corporal Clive Winton: (30-40) Old friend of Penelope, a former actor, an American. Rather dashing, with a devil-may-care attitude. Must be agile.
The Intruder: (mid 30s or older) Russian (Eastern European) accent. He is a Russian spy and is very mysterious.
The Bishop of Lax: (mid 50s – 70’s) Bishop and uncle of Penelope. A bit of a perfectionist. Very British. Imposing, dignified, accustomed to getting his own way. Must be somewhat agile, though not as much as the others.
The Reverend Arthur Humphrey: (30s-60s) Visiting clergyman who will be running the sermon for the following day. A sweet man, he is slightly (and not so slightly) befuddled most of the time.
Sergeant Towers: (20s-60s) A police constable. A loud, blustery kind of man, he’s a take-charge kind of guy. Must have an English accent.
Mon and Tue, Aug 6th and 7th from 6pm - 9pm at Valley Center Stage.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Be prepared to read from the script. Come in clothes and shoes that you are comfortable moving in.
See How They Run - A Comedy by Philip King added July 27, 2012, 6:46 pm
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