Penfield Players announces auditions for its staged reading of Joe Orton's Loot on Tuesday, June 28, and Wednesday, June 29, 7-9 p.m. at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield.

A dark farce directed by Jerry Argetsinger, Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves. Dennis works for an undertaker. Hal's old Mum has just died. They rob the bank next door to the funeral parlor and find just the place to hide the loot. With the money hidden in Mum's coffin, there's no place for Mum whose body keeps re-appearing at the most inopportune times. When Inspector Truscott turns up, the already thickened plot goes topsy-turvy.

Character descriptions are as follows:

McLeavy - male mid-50's - mourning the death of his wife

Fay - female around 30 - his late wife's nurse - "British comedy sexy"

Hal - his reprobate son - mid-20's - no morals at all, but in a matter-of-fact way

Dennis - Hal's best mate and partner in crime - mid-20's<'p>

Truscott - Police Inspector - middle aged

Meadows - (supporting character - minimal lines) - Assistant to Truscott

**Please note: Working class British accents are preferred

There is one performance only on Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m., at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. FREE admission but donations are accepted. Any questions about the auditions or the show may be sent to the producer, Jeff Moon, either by messaging him on Facebook or by e-mailing him at

General Audition Info

The Penfield Players hold separate auditions for each of the season's shows. Our fall performances are in November and we usually hold auditions in August. Our spring show auditions vary. All auditions are held at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. in Penfield.

Auditions usually consist of readings from the script, but some directors encourage a prepared monologue. It is strongly recommended that you read the script before auditioning. Reading scripts are usually available from the director.

We look forward to seeing you at a future audition!


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