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Funky @ The Butte
BOEING BOEING by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
Directed by Chris Medina
Audition dates: January 29 @ 3 pm-5 pm (sign up here) in CRIPPLE CREEK
(at The Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO)
February 1 @ 6 pm-8 pm (sign up here) in WOODLAND PARK
(at Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave, Woodland Park, CO)
Production dates: April 27-May 7, 2023
Production location: The Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO
Rehearsal location(s): Mostly Woodland Park and some in Cripple Creek
Compensation: Unpaid but Gas stipend (!)
Audition: Please bring headshot and resume. Please prepare one, three-minute contemporary comedic monologue. Sides from the script will also be available.
Callbacks: as needed
About the show: All actors must possess the ability to play both physical and verbal comedy. Synopsis: It’s the 1960s, and swinging American bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous air hostesses (stewardesses) all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard manages to juggle his dance card with careful planning and the reluctance of his acid-tongued french housekeeper Berthe. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert from Wisconsin comes to stay, and a new and speedier Boeing jet is introduced to the airlines which throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York.
Bernard (M 30 – 50 yrs.) An American architect and lothario who resides in Paris. Bernard is the quintessential 1960’s playboy who is managing three love affairs at the same time. He is a charming, hustling, lovable rascal who has no idea just how in over his head he really is. Must have strong comedic timing. Physical comedy is a plus.
Gloria (Female 20-40yrs.) An American airline stewardess from New York City and fiancée to Bernard. She isa go-getter, sexy and works for TWA. Gloria is looking to settle down with the perfect man and Bernard fits the bill, which to her is pure bliss. She is chipper, friendly, and take-charge if not a little on the sensual opportunistic side. Must have strong comedic timing. Physical comedy is a plus.
Gabriella (Female 20 – 40 yrs.) An Italian airline stewardess and fiancée to Bernard. She is passionate and feisty and works for Alitalia. Gabriella is in love with Bernard but her jealousy can run deep. She is sentimental, lusty, nurturing, and loving but when her jealousy is aroused her temper can flair in the most dramatic fashion. Italian accent required. Must have strong comedic timing.
Gretchen (Female 20 – 40 yrs.) A German airline stewardess, Gretchen is also engaged to Bernard. She is strong and beautiful and works for Lufthansa. Gretchen yearns for extreme passion and has found the perfect fix in Bernard, or so she thinks. She is strong, dominating, and caring but can become quite thin-skinned particularly when her passion is conflicted. German accent required. Must have strong comedic timing. Physical comedy a plus.
Berthe (Female 30 – 70 yrs.) Bernard’s French housekeeper, Berthe is always exhausted and exasperated. She has honed her French existential brand of sarcasm to a T. She is the classic grumbling, rye, clever and ever-complaining house maid who, in the end, knows how to play her cards right to get what she wants.
Robert (Male 30 – 50 yrs.) An old-time friend of Bernard’s from Wisconsin, Robert shows up unexpectedly at Bernard’s Paris home. Robert has lived a simple somewhat sheltered life in Wisconsin. He is sweet, unobtrusive, and shy but turns quickly nervous and clumsy when trying to help Bernard conceal his secrets when circumstances demand. Must have strong comedic timing. Physical comedy is a plus.
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