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10/27 Out of Order at Backstage

Breckenridge’s Backstage Theatre is seeking actors and actresses, ages 20 to 60, for its

winter production of Out of Order, a British farce written by Ray Cooney. All positions are

paid. Directed by Seth Caikowski (recent Henry award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone).

Produced by Backstage artistic director, Christopher Willard.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 10 AM to 12:00 PM at Starkey

Productions, 8201 E. Pacific Place, Denver, CO 80231. Please prepare a one minute comic

monologue. Be prepared to cold read from the script. Be prepared to demonstrate British

accent. Bring headshot and resume. Perusal pdfs of the script are available upon request. For

an audition appointment time, please call 970.412.0710 or email smitty_24@juno.com.

Callbacks will be held immediately following the initial auditions.

The show plays Feb. 8 thru March 23 at the Breckenridge Theatre and will begin

rehearsals in late December. Rehearsals are flexible with actor schedules. Rehearsals will be

conducted in Denver and Breckenridge.

Synopsis: Richard Willey, a British government minister, plans an affair with a typist
from the opposition. Things go wrong when they discover a dead body in their hotel room. The

Minister calls in his PPS to sort out the mess and from then on matters go rapidly from bad to

worse with assorted hotel staff, guests and just about everybody else intervening! Out of

Order is a romping, hilarious farce that will leave audiences rolling in the aisles.

To be cast:

Richard Willey MP – A suave and successful MP. He is a Junior Minister in the Labour

Government. With a hands on approach to his work. Playing age around forty – forty-five.

George Pigden MP – Parliamentary Private Secretary to Richard Willey MP. He is an

upright pleasant man of a nervous disposition, easily confused, and is forced to support his boss

in a tangled web of deceit. Playing age thirty – forty.

The Manager of the Hotel – A severe interfering man with little or no humor who is

only concerned for the reputation of his hotel. Playing age forties – sixties.

The Waiter in the Hotel – A nimble and wily old servant with some nice one-liners and

facial expressions. Uses the situation to his advantage by obtaining hush money at every

opportunity. Playing age fifties – sixties.

The Maid in the hotel – A confused woman from somewhere around the Mediterranean.

Playing age thirty – fifty.

Jane Worthington – An attractive but dizzy young lady, who is one of a pool of

secretaries at the House of Commons serving the opposition party and in particular it’s Leader.

Playing age twenty – twenty-five.

Ronnie Worthington – Husband to Jane. An angry and fiercely jealous young man.

Playing age Twenty-five- thirty.

Pamela Willey – An attractive sophisticated woman, wife of Richard. A typical MP’s

wife. Playing age around forty.

Gladys – A bossy but attractive nurse to George’s invalid Mother. Playing age twenty-

five – thirty-five.

A Body – A man in a raincoat that gets moved around a lot. Turns out, he’s a private

detective. Ability to fall an advantage. Playing age thirty – sixty.

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