THE ROYAL CANADIAN THEATRE COMPANY
presents

Norm Foster’s
SCREWBALL COMEDY
Western Canadian Premiere – Directed by Ellie King

Auditions open Friday, April 26 at the RCTC studios for four male and female actors, some with multiple roles, for this spoof comedy. With its crackling, super-fast dialogue, Hollywood movie stereotypes, multiple characters, this is a challenging and affectionate spoof by one of Canada’s most successful and popular playwrights. The show will run in Surrey, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Chilliwack and Vancouver, March – April 2020.

AUDITION NOTICE

Audition day 1 – Friday, April 26th
Audition day 2 – Saturday, April 27th
Call back day 1 – Sunday, April 28th

Auditions will be held at the Studio, 10660 City Parkway, Surrey.

Equity actors will be hired under the terms of the DOT agreement.

Job starts 17th February 2020:  two-week rehearsal period at the Studio in Surrey:  show runs Surrey, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Chilliwack and Vancouver March 5th – April 25th 2020.

NOTE:  this play is a spoof of the Screwball Comedy genre of Hollywood movies from the 1930s and 1940s.  We encourage actors to familiarize themselves with the style.

SIDES for Screw Ball Comedy production >

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SUBMISSIONS:  production@rctheatreco.com   Electronic headshots/bios are accepted.

SYNOPSIS:

It’s 1938 and Jeff Kincaid is falling down on the job of reporting for a major newspaper.  Young Mary arrives in the office looking to be hired as a journalist. Bosco, the crusty editor, sends them out together to report on the upcoming weddings of a local society mother and her dimwitted son. But all is not as it seems, and Jeff and Mary find themselves trying to help solve a mystery while at the same time keeping their growing mutual attraction under control.
Crackling, super fast dialogue: Hollywood movie stereotypes: multiple characters: this is a challenging and affectionate spoof by one of Canada’s most successful and popular playwrights.

ROLES:

Actor 1 – JEFF – playing 20s – 30s, womanizing reporter for a popular newspaper.  Charming.

Actor 2 – MARY – playing 20 – 30s, ambitious and spunky young woman vying for a journalism position on the same newspaper.  Ambitious.

Actor 3 will play multiple male roles:
Bosco, crusty editor of the newspaper – middle aged-ish
Reginald – a proper English Butler – older
Peter – upper crust American playboy, older – middle aged
Chauncey – apparently dumb upper crust American playboy – younger

Actor 4 will play multiple female roles:
Jonesy – spunky receptionist for the newspaper – younger
Delores – upper crust American matron – middle aged
Gloria – femme fatale – hard to pin an age, possibly 30/40s

SUBMISSIONS:  production@rctheatreco.com   Electronic headshots/bios will be accepted.