Casting for What The Butler Saw

Casting for What The Butler Saw

CATEGORY: Performer

The Heights Players
Brooklyn, NY 11201
US

CONTACT NAME

Marialana Ardolino

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

The Heights Players presents its February Show What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton, Directed by: Thomas J. Kane
Open Call Auditions Monday & Tuesday 12/6 & 12/7
with Callbacks on Wednesday 12/8. NO Appt., In Person 26 Willow Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Sides will be provided at audition (no monologue necessary). British accents should be employed by all, if possible. All roles are open, and people of all races and genders are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production.
Rehearsals begin Dec. 13th - Performances: Feb. 4th-13th (Fri., Sat., Sun)

A two-act farce, revolving around Dr Prentice, a psychiatrist attempting to seduce his attractive prospective secretary, Geraldine Barclay. The play opens with the doctor examining Geraldine in a job interview, during which he persuades her to undress. The situation becomes more intense when Mrs Prentice enters, causing the doctor to hide Geraldine behind a curtain. His wife, however, is also being seduced and blackmailed, by Nicholas Beckett. She therefore promises Nicholas to post as secretary, which adds further confusion, including Nicholas, Geraldine and a police officer dressing as members of the opposite sex. Dr Prentice's clinic is also faced with a government inspection, led by Dr Rance, which reveals the chaos in the clinic. Dr Rance talks about how he will use the situation to develop a new book: "The final chapters of my book are knitting together: incest, buggery, outrageous women and strange love-cults catering for depraved appetites. All the fashionable bric-a-brac."
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:   Dr Prentice: Male, any ethnicity (45-55) Urbane psychiatrist who uses his position of power and pseudo-psychoanalysis as a means of sexual conquest.   Geraldine Barclay: Female, any ethnicity (20’s) to play late teens-early 20s, naive secretarial candidate, must be comfortable wearing only bra and panties.   Mrs Prentice: Any gender, any ethnicity (45-55) Prentice’s sexually repressed wife who is titivated by the permissive atmosphere she encounters, must be comfortable wearing only bra and half-slip.   Nicholas Beckett: Male, any ethnicity (20-25) able to play late teens-early 20s, over-sexed bellhop from the local hotel who plays willingly into the decadent games and then attempts blackmail, must be comfortable wearing only boxers or briefs.
Dr Rance: Male, any ethnicity (55-65) arrogant psychiatrist and government functionary who enters a den of sexual intrigue and lunacy and unwittingly adds to the mayhem.   Sergeant Match: Male, any ethnicity (25-35) slow-witted police constable who gets caught up in the sexy antics, must be comfortable wearing only boxers or briefs.
The Heights Players is located at 26 Willow Place, between State and Joralemon Streets in Brooklyn Heights. The Heights Players is a membership organization. There is no pay or stipend for any role or position. There is a $20 membership fee if cast.

DURATION

December 6, 2021 - February 13, 2022

Audition Information

WHEN

December 6, 2021 at 7:00PM -

December 7, 2021 at 7:00PM -

Where

The Heights Players, 26 Willow Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11201

WHAT TO PREPARE

Sides will be provided at audition (no monologue necessary). British accents should be employed by all, if possible. All roles are open, and people of all races and genders are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production.