What the Butler Saw
by Killer Productions
Dec. 10 (2017)
This classic farce by Joe Orton has it all: slapstick action, lost clothing, mistaken identities, fast entrances and exits, surprise plotlines and, above all, Orton's witty dialogue as he presents a comic look at 1960’s attitudes toward sex and mental health. WHAT THE BUTLER SAW takes place in the exclusive, private mental health clinic of Dr. Prentice who is attempting to seduce his attractive prospective secretary when his wife enters the consulting area, interrupting his sordid intentions and triggering non-stop action and comic problems for the doctor and his other unexpected guests including a bell hop, a London bobby, and a fellow psychiatrist conducting an inspection of the clinic.
NOTE: This play contains adult subject matter & may not be suitable for early teens & younger audiences.
"What the Butler Saw" by Joe Orton
Sunday Dec. 10th at 6 pm
Killer Productions at Woodlawn Pointe 702 Donaldson Ave 78201
Show dates: Feb. 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 4 pm.
Produced by Killer Productions
Come audition and be a part of Killer Productions' inaugural season. In our third main stage show, we present Joe Orton's comedic masterpiece.
Open auditions. No appointment necessary. Plan to read from script. Roles are available for four men ranging in ages 18 – late 50s and two women ranging in ages 18 – 40ish. Actors should come dressed comfortably to move and will read from the script. Bring resume and headshot to audition. (NOTE: These are all volunteer positions for both acting and production work. We are also looking for a stage manager and light/sound operator for the show. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in behind the scenes positions.)
Rehearsals begin January 7th.
Rehearsals are Sundays - Thursdays 7 pm - 9:30 pm.
Tech week is Sunday Feb. 4th - Feb. 8th and will consist of 7 pm - 10pm rehearsals.
All rehearsals are at Killer Productions at Woodlawn Pointe.
This six-character farce, set in 1960s London, has the following roles:
Dr. Prentice: Male, late 30s to early 40s--urbane psychiatrist who uses his position of power and pseudo-psychoanalysis as a means of sexual conquest.
Dr. Rance: Male, late 30s to 50s. Arrogant psychiatrist and government functionary who enters a den of sexual intrigue and lunacy and unwittingly adds to the mayhem.
Mrs. Prentice: Female, 30s to early 40s. Prentice’s sexually repressed wife who is influenced by the permissive atmosphere she encounters; must be comfortable wearing slip onstage since her dress was stolen.
Geraldine Barclay: Female, must play 18-22. Naive secretarial candidate; must be comfortable wearing only bra and panties.
Nicholas Beckett: Male, must play 18-22. Over-sexed bellhop from the local hotel who plays willingly into the decadent games and then attempts blackmail; must be comfortable wearing only boxers or briefs.
Sergeant Match: Male, must play 30-50ish. Dogged but patient police constable who gets caught up in the “patient must be examined” antics; must be comfortable wearing only boxers with undershirt.
Note: If you aren't able to make the audition date, but would still like to audition, please message our Productions Manager, Priscilla Mesley, to set a time or if you need any more information.