Auditions for Shark Box Theatre’s Run for Your Wife, by Ray Cooney

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Safety Standards: Our company uses the Community Standards for Theatre for Colorado

We are proud to announce our CASTING CALL for Run for Your Wife, by Ray Cooney

Audition Date: Sunday June 23, 2024 (Contact prior to June 15, 2024 if you want to audition but can’t make this date)

Audition Location: North Ridge Rec Center (8800 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO, 80126), in the Crestone Peak Room.

Show Location: The StageDoor Theatre, Conifer, CO (Note that Auditions are in a different Location)

Show Dates: September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 (Friday and Saturday nights, with an additional matinee the first 2 Saturdays)

Compensation: Un-paid.

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What to Prepare: Each person will be asked to prepare a 30-60 second comedic monologue and will be asked to perform a cold read previously chosen by the audition board

Rehearsal times: Monday & Thursday generally 6-8:30PM, starting July 8 (subject to change)

Rehearsal location(s): Highlands Ranch.

Casting for:

Barbara Smith(F) – 20-45: Likable with genuine naivety. Thinks the best of people but has a tipping point. 1 of John’s wives. (Role Size: Lead)

Mary Smith (F) – 20-45: Emotional range from loving and calm to bat-shit crazy. Likeable to terrifying and back in seconds. 1 of John’s wives. (Role Size: Lead)

John Smith (M) – 20-45: A “regular guy” with quick whit and not afraid to lie his ass off. A sleaze-ball you don’t want to hate. (Role Size: Lead)

Stanley Gardner (M) – 20-45: Sarcastic lovable prick who just wants to see the world burn, but helps his buddy nonetheless. (Role Size: Supporting/Medium)

Detective Sergeant Troughton (M) – 20-80: A bear who you want to hug, but don’t want to piss off. (Role Size: Supporting/Medium)

Detective Sergeant Porterhouse (M) – 20-80: Really just wants to see everyone happy and safe. (Role Size: Supporting/Medium)

Bobby Franklyn (M) – 20-80: Flamboyant dress designer with a propensity to make himself at home (Role Size: Small)

Newspaper Reporter (M) – 20-80: Rude and high energy. (Role Size: Tiny)




Run for Your Wife centers around John Smith, who literally has two lives, complete with two different wives, Mary and Barbara. He manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion, until he gets caught up in a mugging and wakes up in a hospital with the wrong wife by his side. A highly complicated set of hijinks, secret trysts, and door slamming comedy ensue as he is forced to deal with explaining things to both of his wives and the police.

“Run for Your Wife” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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