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The Amorous Ambassador Auditions Announced for April 3 and 4

Redlands Footlighters will hold auditions for Michael Parker’s The Amorous Ambassador on April 3 and 4 at 7:00 PM.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Director Pat Adeff Fifield is looking for 4 men and 4 women between the ages of 20 and 65. The Amorous Ambassador is a fast paced farce with adult themes. The action of the play takes place in the country home of the United States Ambassador to Britain, outside London.

The Cast:

  • HARRY DOUGLAS: A former U.S. Senator, now the U.S. Ambassador to Britain. A philanderer and woman chaser, he usually manages to smooth-talk his way out of compromising situations. Suave, elegant, good looking. Age 45 – 65
  • PERKINS: The quintessential butler. A pivotal character around whom most of the circumstantial humor seems to occur. He remains “Oh so British,” never cracks a smile and always seems to be in control. Age 50+
  • JOE: Joe’s great misfortune in life is that his girlfriend (Debbie) is the Ambassador’s daughter. He is caught up in a whirlwind of events, and never seems to understand how he has got into such a mess. He spends a good portion of the play in a dress and wig, pretending to be Debbie’s girlfriend, Josephine, fighting off the advances of “The Amorous Ambassador.” Age 20 – 30
  • CAPTAIN SOUTH: The Marine Corps officer in charge of embassy security. He is a total incompetent, who spends his time searching for a non-existent “mad bomber,” when he is not being knocked out, hit by doors, etc. Age 25 – 45
  • DEBBIE: The Ambassador’s daughter, a bright, attractive young lady, whose quick thinking keeps her one step ahead of her father, as she manipulates all those around her. Age 20 – 25
  • MARIAN: The Ambassador’s girl-friend from next door, is beautiful, glamorous and sexy. Her costumes range from a cocktail dress and a French maid’s outfit to lingerie. Age 25 – 40
  • FAYE: The Ambassador’s secretary is not too bright. In fact, when Harry suggests she hold a séance to see if she can make contact with her brain, it’s probably a good idea. She breaks things, she drops things, she is a living, breathing, walking disaster area. Age 24 – 40
  • LOIS DOUGLAS: Harry’s long suffering wife who manages to turn the tables on him in the final unexpected denouement. Age 40+

2 Comments

  1. Nancy Loesch says:

    When are the performance dates?

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