Auditions Announced for INSPECTING CAROL at Mason Community Players

MCP_logoCome be a part of the hilarious and fun-filled INSPECTING CAROL.

Auditions will be held at Theatre 42, 2752 S US Route 42, just north of Mason, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 24 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Sunday, September 25. Performances will be December 9-11 and 16-18.

Cold readings from the script will be a part of the process.

Fill out your audition form before coming to the theatre and streamline the process for yourself and others. Visit masonplayers.org, choose “Audition for MCP’s December Show” on the main page to find the link to download and fill out an audition form, and bring it to auditions with you.

A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle.” That’s what publishing house Samuel French says about Inspecting Carol. A man who asks to audition at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Perfect anytime, this delight is particularly appropriate at Christmas.

“I laughed till I cried…Sheer comic genius.” – Journal American

“Hundreds of jokes…about…anything that strikes the author’s sardonic fancy.” – Seattle Weekly

“A razzle dazzle of funny characters and ingenious jokes.” – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“A Dickens of a giggle.” – Seattle Times

“A rollicking farce.” – Everett Herald

Characters include:

  • Zorah Bloch – founding director of The Soapbox Playhouse. Age 40-60. Extremely self-concerned.
  • Sidney Carlton – Age 50-70. A founding member of the company. Kind but somewhat addled
  • Dorothy Tree Hapgood – Sidney’s wife. Age 50-70. A founding member. English.
  • Larry Vauxhall – Age 40-60. Tough, intellectually vain child of the 1960s, still looking for a turn-on. A founding member.
  • Phil Hewlitt – Age 40-60. Obsessive. Usually plays the ineffectual character in any production. A founding member.
  • Walter E. Parsons – African-American. Age 25-55. Recently taken up acting again after a stint in the armed forces. Good-natured, excitable.
  • Luther Beatty – a large pre-teen/early teen who has been playing Tiny Tim too long. Extremely friendly.
  • Keven/Karen Emery – Age 25-55. Nervous. In the impossible position of managing director. Afraid of Zorah.
  • M.J. (Mary Jane) McMann – Age 35-60. A realist. She long ago realized that the Company hit bottom and looks on now as a bemused observer. Founding member.
  • Betty Andrews – Age 25-65. An inspector for the National Endowment for the Arts. A forbidding appearance with bright red hair. A small but crucial role.
  • Bart Frances – Age 20-40. Pleasant. Small role.
  • Wayne Wellacre – Age 25-45. In search of a new career in acting. Has no training and less talent. Affable and eager to please.

Questions? E-mail Director Susan Berger, susanberger@cinci.rr.comsusanberger@cinci.rr.com.

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