The Company Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for LOOT

McGRATHPR.com – The award-winning Company Theatre announces open call auditions for their upcoming production of the original play LOOT, on Sunday, July 15 at 6:30 pm at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.  If required, callbacks will be held on Monday, July 16, 6:30 pm.  LOOT is directed by Peter A. Carey.  All roles are open for casting, actors that are cast receive a stipend. Further information and a rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.

Like a good British farce?  You’ll love LOOT! Written in the 1960s by Joe Orton, the play was censored before its debut in the West End, but has made a recent comeback in all its glory! Two young thieves, Hal and Dennis, rob a bank next to a funeral parlor… and what safer place to hide the money than in the coffin of Hal’s recently deceased Mum? But with the coffin full up, there’s no room for Mum, whose body keeps re-appearing at the most inopportune times, especially when the Inspector comes calling. What the reviewers are saying: “Sure to please anyone who loves black comedy.” “A comic time bomb.” “Loot is a hoot!”

Audition candidates should come prepared to read sides from the play, monologues are welcome.  British accents are required. Attendees should bring a headshot or snapshot.  A resume is helpful, but not required.

Rehearsal throughout the production season are held on weeknights, to be announced after casting.

Performances of LOOT are from October 5 through 21, with matinee and evening performances available from Thursday through Sunday. Tickets range from $27 to $29.  Family & Friends Fridays allow the public to purchase four or more tickets for Friday evening performances at the discounted price of $24 per ticket, a limited quantity are available by visiting or calling the box office only at 781-871-2787.  For a complete performance schedule or to order tickets, please visit www.companytheatre.com.

Character Descriptions:

Hal (19-25) a young womanizing rascal who is burdened by Catholic guilt and is awful at lying executes a bank robbery with his friend Hal with whom he has a closeted relationship

Den (19-25) the undertakers assistant, a “ladies man”, roguish, has a special friendship with his partner in crime — Hal, (and still hungers over Fay)

Fay (28-40) the sexy nurse/caregiver, Fay is a fem fatale mercenary who will do anything for money

Mr McLeavy (55+) (Hal’s dad) Fay’s employer, a devout Catholic and self -proclaimed “good man”, refuses to believe his son is a bank robber

Truscott (35+) the flamboyant and sneaky police inspector from the village

A police officer (25+)

For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Zoe at [email protected].  For more information about The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.