Auditions Announced for BLACK COMEDY at Beyond the Curtain Productions

BTCP_logoBeyond the Curtain Productions is pleased to announce that auditions are now open for Peter Shaffer’s BLACK COMEDY.

Performances are planned for August 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19.

The auditions will be held at the 7-9pm on June 28th and 30th. There are 8 major roles that will be filled. Each audition will last roughly 5 minutes. Please prepare a 1 minute monologue and a joke. Auditions will be held at St. Mary’s in the Seton Center (This is the building by the playground) at 853 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208.

Please sign up for an audition time slot on our Google Doc https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GI_jnVO8K1JhkkAIHFiWN8IQW-1OOAF5JcAiUyYTix0/edit?usp=sharing

Bring a headshot and resume if you have one!

Below is a description of characters: 

  • Brindsley Miller: A young sculptor (mid-twenties), intelligent and attractive, but nervous and uncertain of himself.
  • Carol Melkett: His fiancee. A young debutante, very pretty, very spoiled; very silly. Her sound is that unmistakable terrifying deb quack.
  • Miss Furnival: Middle-aged spinster. Prissy and refined. Clad in the blouse and sack skirt of her gentility, her hair in a bun, her voice in a bun, she reveals only the repressed gestures of a middle class spinster- until the alcohol undoes her.
  • Colonel Melkett: Carol’s commanding father. Brisk, barky, yet given to sudden vocal calms to suggest a deep and alarming instability. It is not only the constant darkness which gives him his look of wide eyed suspicion.
  • Harold Gorringe: The camp owner of an antique-china shop, and Brindsley’s neighbor, Harold comes from North England. His friendship is highly conditioned and possessive sooner or later, payment for it will be asked. A specialist in emotional blackmail, he can become hysterical when slighted or (as inevitably happens) rejected. He is older than Brindsley by several years.
  • Schuppanzigh: A middle-class German refugee, chubby, cultivated, and effervescent. He is entirely happy man, delighted to be in England, even if it means being employed full time by the London Electricity Board.
  • Clea: Brindsley’s ex-mistress. Mid-twenties; dazzling, emotional, bright and mischievous. The challenge to her to create a dramatic situation out of the darkness is ultimately irresistible.
  • Georg Bamberger: An elderly millionaire art collector, easily identifiable as such.

Please contact us on our Facebook event if you have any questions or concerns!

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