Auditions for “Funny Money”

Funny-Money-CoverAuditions will be held for the british farce “Funny Money” by Ray Cooney at the Village Players of Hatboro on the following dates:

  • Sunday, March 29th at 7:00pm
  • Monday, March 30th at 7:30pm

Cold readings from the script will be provided. British accents for all characters is HIGHLY preferred.

Show dates are June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20. All actors who are cast must be available for all show dates, as well as tech week (May 31st – Jun 3rd) and for a couple benefit shows on weeknights throughout the run.

SYNOPSIS

Henry picks up the wrong briefcase by mistake and finds it contains almost a million dollars! Realizing the owner of the briefcase was likely a criminal, he plans to flee the country with his wife immediately. However, the police arrive with unfortunate news- Henry is dead (or, a man with his briefcase was found dead). The arrival of an additional officer who suspects Henry of soliciting in the men’s bathroom, and a dangerous mafioso who is not afraid to kill again, leads to a series of hilarious mistaken identities in this raucous comedy.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS (and ages)

  • Henry Perkins (40s-50s): Man who finds the money
  • Jean Perkins (40s-50s): Henry’s wife
  • Bill (30s-50s): Taxi driver
  • Davenport (30s-50s): Detective caught up in the mess
  • Betty Johnson (40s-50s): Friend of Henry and Jean
  • Vic Johnson (40s-50s): Betty’s Husband
  • Slater (30s-50s): Detective investigating missing money
  • The Gangster (30s-50s): The crook who lost the money

CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES

Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do. They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person who’s never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!

Questions? Please contact Director Bob DeMarco at bobbyd213@yahoo.com.

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