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The cast consists of ten people. All the players will play at least two (or as many as nine!) characters. We’ll use readings to see your range of characteristics, mannerisms and accents.
HARRY WITHERSPOON (male, 32) - A shy, sweet-natured and insecure Englishman, working as an underpaid shoe salesman in a dreary London suburb. Lonely and beset by dogs and prying neighbors in his boarding house, Harry knows that life is passing him by, but feels incapable of making any changes or taking any chances.
ANNABEL GLICK (female, 30) – A representative of the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. Annabel is a young woman with a natural bent for causes. She takes life very seriously, and denies herself anysmall pleasures, for fear that if she waits for happiness to knock, it won’t. Instead, she dedicates herself to good works. Annabel is the type who wears protest buttons and carries a bag full of useful things like tire gauges and granola bars.
RITA LA PORTA (female, 42) – A handsome, hard-edged woman with an extremely volatile nature and a severe case of nearsightedness. Rita is passionate, impulsive, jealous, manipulative and very insecure about her looks. She is also putty in the hands of the man she adores. Things often get out of control when Rita is present. She is a chain smoker.
VINCENT (VINNIE) DI RUZZIO (male, 40) – Rita LaPorta’s brother. An optometrist. A nervous and conservative man, a pillar of the community and a person who would never do anything out of the ordinary, risky or controversial. Vinnie is allergic to smoke.
LUIGI GAUDI (male, 50) – A boisterous and gregarious Italian. Luigi is a pivotal character, although his part may be considered “small.” He wears a beard, and perhaps and eye patch.
ENSEMBLE PLAYERS (2 male, 2 female) – These performers double a variety of parts, including: An English landlady and her boarders, an English solicitor, travelers on a train, a French waiter, a bellhop, tourists, gamblers, an emcee, a French nightclub entertainer, a lorry driver, a croupier, a nun, an old Texan, a vicious punk, an optometry patient, a leper, a secretary, a Puerto Rican Nurse, a southern lady, a drunken maid, a spinster, a dancing roulette wheel and many more!
ANTHONY HENDON (male) – dead, in a wheelchair throughout the play
July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8:00 PM
July 17, 24, 31 at 2:00 PM
Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn... or else his uncle's gun-toting ex!