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by Joe Orton

directed by Trevor Scott Floyd
produced by Janelle Ponte

This smart, darkly comedic play dives into sexual politics, catholic guilt, police brutality, crime and punishment, murder, and the ugly side of the funeral business as Hal and Dennis, two young robbers and ne’er-do-wells of British society, attempt to conceal their latest triumph from Hal’s deeply devout and obedient father, the nun tending to him, and the corrupt officer Truscott in the middle of the funeral proceedings for Hal’s recently and suddenly deceased mother.


Sunday July 15, 2018, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday July 16, 2018, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

NTC Theater, 5420 Nave Drive (Suite C), Novato, CA 94949

Please prepare a 45-60 second comedic monologue and be prepared to cold read sides from the play. Please read the play if at all possible prior to auditions. Please note that the play will make use of a working class British dialect, so experience with that dialect is a plus and should be highlighted at the audition.

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Monday July 23, 2018
Evening (TBA)
By invitation only

Rehearsal Schedule


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January 19 to 24, 2019


January 25 to February 10, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm


Please note that the role of Fay McMahon has been pre-cast.


Male, 20s. A walking contradiction, Hal is a mischievous bisexual bank robber who is overburdened by Catholic guilt. In an on and off again sexual relationship with his young friend Dennis, also his partner in crime. He wants to use the money from their latest hit to open a brothel but cannot help but confessing himself to Fay and Truscott.


Male, early 20s. Hal’s bisexual friend, crime partner, and sometimes lover, an undertaker’s assistant and sexual deviant who has impregnated five women but longs to be with a more experienced woman like Fay. He works with Hal to hide the money from their latest hit and goes out of his way to convince Fay to be with him, despite her murderous past.


Male, mid 30s to mid 50s. A flamboyant, corrupt police inspector with little moral compass to guide him. He flagrantly breaks the law in service of his search, including misidentifying himself as being from the “water board” to gain unwarranted access to the McLeavy’s home. He delights in torturing the people inside the McLeavy home as he prods for evidence of both Hal and Dennis’ committing the robbery and Fay’s crimes and ultimately accepts a bribery to arrest an innocent man in their place.

Mr McLeavy

Male, 50s. Devout Catholic, father to Hal, expresses great distress at his wife’s passing but is more concerned with material things. Fay’s employer and the object of her next scheme. Dutiful and highly obedient to authority.


Male, 30s. Truscott’s eager sidekick. Follower, not a leader.

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