Seeking Volunteers for “Unnecessary Farce”

Unnecessary Farce Program Art

Friends of the Village Players,

We need volunteers for our final show of our 71st season: Unnecessary Farce!

Unnecessary Farce is a play written by Paul Slade Smith, directed by James Kirkwood & Donna Nicolazzo, and is produced by Richard Lutz with Dawn Marshall assisting.

Performance dates are June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2pm.

Join the new VPH Volunteers Facebook Group to help you coordinate with your friends which dates you may want to volunteer together!

SYNOPSIS

(Comedy) Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go!

In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

We will need up to 5 people per show (2 for lobby/concessions, 1 for 50/50, and 2 for Box Office). No experience is necessary for most positions; we will let you know what you need to do if you volunteer. Please arrive one hour before showtime.

Here are the basic descriptions of your responsibilities should you wish to volunteer.

LOBBY/CONCESSIONS

If you’ve never volunteered before, ask anyone backstage to point you towards the stage manager. They can get you started on your first duty of preparing the coffee. Otherwise, feel free to get started on your own. The coffee should be ready by 7:30/1:30 when doors open. You will be given programs to hand out to the audience as they enter the theater.

50/50

You should be in the lobby as doors open to the public. You should actively engage with our patrons and encourage them to purchase 50/50 tickets. They, of course, have a chance to win half the pot. The other half is always appreciated and goes to very good use in helping maintain our theater. During intermission, you will do the same in the lobby and then also walk around to all the seats for one last attempt before picking the winning ticket at the end of intermission.

BOX OFFICE

You will be responsible for receiving payment and handing out tickets.

Take a look at the volunteer spreadsheet. Click the link to see what dates/positions have been taken and which one(s) you want.

Please email Production@thevillageplayers.com with which date/position you’d like.  Any questions you have should also be directed to that address, too.

Thanks for all of your help!