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"A Soldier's Play," 2023

AUDITIONS – Run For Your Wife -- Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Tuesday, April 9, 7 P.M. – Open call, by appointment

Wednesday, April 10, 7 P.M. – Callbacks, by invitation

Director Tom Width is seeking a cast of 8 actors for Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s upcoming production of Ray Cooney’s landmark farce about a London cab driver (John Smith) who has worked out a meticulous schedule for secretly maintaining two separate households and two wives.  When John gets mugged one night, his secrets are in danger of exposure and hilarity ensues!  Mr. Cooney brilliantly crafts a script in which two separate locations occupy the same space, simultaneously, onstage!  Sounds like it couldn’t possibly work, but it does – to great effect!

The roles:

          John Smith, 30-45.  London cab driver.  Bigamist.

          Mary Smith, 30-40.  John’s wife.

          Barbara Smith, 25-35.  John’s other wife.

          Detective Sergeant Troughton, 25-40, an eager investigator.

          Detective Sergeant Porterhouse, 30-45, seasoned investigator.

          Stanley Gardner, 35-50, the nosy upstairs neighbor.

          Bobby Franklin, any age, a flamboyant dress designer.

          Reporter, any age, cameo.


Audition info:

          Email Tom Width ( to schedule your audition.

Open call, by appointment, Tuesday, April 9, 7 P.M.  Auditionees  will be asked to prepare a comic monologue of their own choosing.

Callbacks, by invitation, Wednesday, April 10, 7 P.M. for  readings from the script.

If you have a working relationship/history with Tom Width, please email and express your interest in this project – no need to attend the open call!

The show will begin rehearsals on April 13.  The show opens on May16 and runs through June 15 (20 performances).  All performers are paid.

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