Costa Mesa Playhouse
The Costa Mesa Playhouse is casting
By Michael Frayn
Performances: July 8th-July 31st
Directed by Kathy Paladino
Open Call: Monday, May 2nd,or Tuesday May 3rd
Times: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Costa Mesa Playhouse, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 3rd; 7pm – 10pm, by invitation only.
The first act of a farce entitled Nothing On is rehearsed and performed by a cast of somewhat ill-equipped actors (and techies), first during a final rehearsal and, subsequently, at two performances during the run (once letting the audience in to the mayhem occurring backstage). This farce within a farce requires breakneck timing, daring courage, and strong physical comedy abilities.
First Read-Through: Saturday May 7th, Noon – 3pm
Regular Rehearsals: Starting May 9th, Monday – Thursday, 7pm – 10pm, with some Saturday rehearsals.
CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
NOTE: All roles are open to all ethnicities
DOTTY OTLEY (F, 50s-60s) The producer of the show and the woman playing the comic lead, Mrs. Clackett, the housekeeper. Not as secure on stage as she was in her prime, but still a fierce performer. (Able to switch between an American and Cockney accent.)
LLOYD DALLAS (M, 40s-60s) The director of Nothing On, dealing with a play that is plagued with difficulties, while trying to move on to his artistic project of directing Richard III. (May have British or American accent.)