Trust me! I’m an actor
By Catherine McKernan Doris
Directed by Michael Doris
Audition date May 9 th at 630pm
Venue: St Mary’s Church Hall, Ingham Road.
Production Dates: 7 th to 10 th September
Bump-in and Rehearsal period in Venue: 3 rd – 6 th September
An incompetent theatre troupe is forced to move to another venue after their original
premises mysteriously burns to the ground. The play follows the story of Guy, a student on
work experience from the local arts college, who is helping out at the new theatre.
He finds out a lot more than he bargained for, and that theatre folk just can’t be trusted. The talent-
less cast and inexperienced director are faced with ruination when a series of mishaps and
downright dishonesty lead to hilarious repercussions.
Guy: Student – 18 – 25 years old. Posh. Naïve and somewhat innocent of the world
Lola La Flaneuse: Actress – 40 to 50 years old. Very flamboyant, eccentric and headstrong
Geoffrey: Actor – 40 to 50 years old. Lola’s husband. Bit of a flake, self-assured, delusions of
Dermot: Director – 30 to 40 years old. Irish. First foray into the theatre. Totally out of his
Mary-Jane: Stage Manager – 30 to 40 years old. Headstrong. Competent. Having an affair
Flick: Technical wizard – 25 to 35 years old. Surfy type. Dope smoker. Charlatan
Make-up artist: Male – 40 to 50 years old. Accident prone. Constantly berated by Lola.
(Becomes Peter, the clown half way through the play)
Silent Actor: Male or female. Any age. Non-speaking role but must be agile and have
Ruth: The financial backer – 55 to 70 years old. Hard to please. Stickler for detail. Firm