Playwright & Director Gary Stapp will hold auditions for his latest comedy, "Saint Peter's Escort Service, LLC" on Tuesday, December 11 & Wednesday, December 12 at 7 pm in the Thelma Moore Community Playhouse at 140 W. 5th Ave. in Garnett.
When entering the afterlife, it's helpful to have an experienced guide. Stella and Cessal are such guides and competitors, of a sort. The witty frenemies engage in the age-old conflict of Good vs. Evil as they roll out their respective red csrpets for new Eternal Home tenants.
Stella is a competent and compassionate employee of St. Peter and constantly at odds with her rival, Cessal- a vain, deceitful, egotistical, sexist front man for the Dark Prince. When a giggly, over-enthusiastic apprentice is assigned to Stella, her st ress level skyrockets. But ever the consummate professional, she soldiers on, registering the long line of newly deceased residents.
Though dead, the registrants have colorful and challenging personalities:
Confrontation and chaos are the order of the day until ultimately a promotion and a demotion shake things up around the pearly gaotes. And Saint Peter's Escort Service will never be the same.
Stella, any age but older preferred4
Cessal, any age
Toni, ditzy, animated escort apprentice, ideally younger
Petra, seriously mannered, perfectly coiffed and sexily dressed envoy of the Dark Prince,
Tessa, young socialite, self-centered, unlikeable
Annette, humble young woman with manners
William Williams, kindly old man
John Doe, middle-aged man with questionable morals
Martha May Tooley, sweet elderly lady
Donna Atchour, 30-something dancer lacking in talent and manners
Clarence O'Shannon - older man capable of making bad choices
Barbara Czajkowski - any age, cold hearted and impatient
Zinnia Priest - talkative, middle-aged woman, bohemian, attention-grsbbing
Pierre DuBois - French, older, poite man
Molly - 6 years old
Extras: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, employees of Cessal, could be played by one actress
Doubling Options: William & Pierre, John Doe & Clarence O'Shannon, Martha & Zinnia, Donna & Barbara