Performed as a radio play, along with the entertaining ads for Lux delivered by Hollywood reporter Libby Collins, and Hollywood actress Susan Blanchard, the play is based on the original Lux Radio Theatre version of 1947 and is offered as part of the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls. This year, the shows will be performed on 7 December 2017 at 7:00 PM, 9 December 2017 at 6:00 PM, and 10 December 2017 at 1:00 PM.
The cast appears in 1940’s costumes, and the acting is done around old-fashioned microphones. When they aren’t performing, the cast, sound effects artists and pianist follow along with the script, waiting for opportunities to add to the story. Each of the actors plays from two to as many as five characters.
Seneca Community Players will be holding Auditions Monday & Tuesday, January 4 & 5, for the first show of their 2016 season.
What the Butler Saw, a farce written by the English playwright Joe Orton was the final play and the second to be performed after his death will be directed by Nicholas J. Goodman.
The story revolves around the Prentices, an unusual couple. Dr. Prentice runs his own exclusive psychiatric hospital and believes that the best way to interview a woman is by seducing her.
Geraldine, his prospective new secretary, does her best to comply. Meanwhile, Mrs. Prentice has been seduced by a bellhop at a fancy hotel, or did she seduce him? She brings him along to her husband’s hospital, just in time for a visit from the state inspector. Even a loopy policeman finds himself thrown into the madness. As the day progresses, chaos runs rampant as people disappear, shocking new discoveries are made, and identities are mistaken.
Roles are available for four men ranging in ages 18 – 70 and two women ranging in ages 18 – 50. Actors should come dressed comfortably to move and will read from the script, no preparation is necessary.
Auditions will be held at 6:30 Monday & Tuesday January 4 & 5 on the lower level at 115 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. The performances will be held on February 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 in the Delavan Theater on the New York Chiropractic College campus.
For further information:
Contact: Nicholas J. Goodman
Seneca Community Players