AMBASSADOR THEATER CASTING CALL:
THEY DON’T PAY, WE WON’T PAY by Dario Fo
Directed by Joe Martin
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 6-8 PM and 8-10 PM
Please register for one of the time slot online and be ready to read from the script!
The scheduled run, March 2016, Wednesdays – Sundays
First Preview: Tuesday March 1, 2016
Thereafter, Wednesdays-Sundays to Sat., March 1-March 27, 2016
Rehearsal Schedule: Planned to start first readings January 5, 2016
Actors are not called to all rehearsals, and sometimes only for a portion of rehearsal until the runs and tech.
Sat/Sundays: Generally 1pm-6 pm No evenings until tech week February 21-February 28, 2016
Weekdays: 6:30pm – 10:30 pm will takes place on Monday – Thursday generally, unless otherwise notified
(After the first two weeks of source work—reading, workshops, and ensemble work, this will be only 3 weekday nights)
One of the great European comedies of the 20th Century, which caused Nobel Prizing winning playwright Dario Fo to be brought to trial for incitement in this play about women a mass movement of shoplifting from food stores, due to price hikes, throughout a city. The result is a peculiar number of pregnant-looking women in coats being pursued by the authorities everywhere. It is both physical comedy and a comedy of wit, sometimes in the “boulevard” style. Fo has roots in Commedia dell’Arte, and the influence shows in this modern farce.
ANTONIA is a middle-aged (40s-50s) working class woman who knows how to live dangerously in a crisis—but prone to disastrous mistakes of judgment. She acts like she wants her husband’s approval in all she does – just enough to keep him fooled.
MARGHARITA is a working class woman in her mid-20s to mid-30s (give or take) who often follows her friend Antonia’s lead; who both enjoys mischief, but is quickly frightened in a corner.
GIOVANNI (age 40 – 55 for actors), Antonia’s husband, works in a factory. He is angry about the outsourcing of jobs by companies overseas, and unemployment at home. He is a moralist insofar as he supports law and order. He thinks himself shrewd – but is easily duped.
LUIGI (late 20s to late 30s) is Marghareta’s husband, also a worker, discontent with deteriorating working conditions and prices. Quite frantic when he is told his wife is “pregnant” but just slow enough – or male enough – to believe it.
POLICE SERGEANT, UNDERTAKER, GRANDFATHER, THE STATE TROOPER: all played by the same actor. (20s to 50s) All these characters “look mysteriously” alike.)
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR and STAGE MANAGER – Interested, please send your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE CASTING CALL!
Team of the Ambassador Theater