A Comedy by Frederick Stroppel
Directed by Rosalin Shafik-Eid
Friday 10 August 2018 at 7pm
Sunday 12 August 2018 at 10.30am
Bookings essential for audition time via Director Rosalin Shafik-Eid via email at [email protected]
Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information. Please bring along completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website at www.essendontheatrecompany.
Please arrive 10 minutes before audition time.
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040
5 Male, 3 Female
Standard American Accents required; Ages are an indication only.
Martin Lamb – The Funeral Director, dedicated to his work – Male, late 40s – 60s
Jimmy Lamb – Apprentice to his father, unsure if the funeral industry is for him – Male, 20 – 25
Sharon Muldoon – Daughter to the deceased, divorcee, carer to her late father – Female, 30s – 40s
Douglas Porteus – Elder son to the deceased, Condom Salesman – Male, 30s – 40s
Gloria Porteus – Married to Douglas, attractive, flirtatious – Female, 30s – 40s
Andrew Porteus – Younger son of the deceased, black sheep of the family but loveable – Male, 30 – 35
Bobby Gelardi – Air conditioning and refrigeration specialist – Male, 25 – 60
Norma Czerniawski – A visitor, went to school with Sharon – Female, 30s – 40s
Yolanda Kamola – A young lady with clear complexion, Jimmy’s love interest – Female, 20 – 25 years
All enquires or to book an audition contact Director Rosalin Shafik-Eid via email at [email protected]
It’s a hot July day at the Good Shepherd Funeral Parlor and Martin Lamb, the mortician, is presiding over the wake of the late Walter Porteus. His dream of a perfect wake is undermined by his son Jimmy, whose interests are more amatory than funereal, and by the conniving, contentious Porteus family members, who are already clashing over the will. To further inflame matters, the air conditioning breaks down and the wrong body turns up in the casket. Then a mysterious mourner appears and a valuable piece of jewelry disappears. When the air conditioning repairman pulls a gun and decides to hold them all hostage, things really start to get interesting in this hilarious black comedy.
Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm-10pm & Sundays from 1pm-5pm.
22 November – 25 November & 29 November – 1 December 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm
Successful cast MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates.