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AUDITIONS FOR "SLY FOX"
Auditions for Evansville
Civic Theatre's production of SLY FOX will take place on March
25 and 26 at the Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N Fulton at the
corner of Fulton and Columbia.
The Play calls for a
total of eighteen actors: 9 men; 3 women; and 6 unisex.
little bit of Noises Off, sprinkle it with Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels, and cast the show in the gold rush of
California and you’ve got the uproarious comedy, Sly Fox!
The play, which is based on Ben
Jonson's early 17th-century play Volpone and updated to
late 1800s San Francisco, depicts a day in the life of Foxwell
J. Sly, a con man extraordinaire trying to convince the town
he's dying so he can safely walk away with all the gold he's
fleeced the townspeople out of. Assisting him is Simon Able, a
gambler Sly saved from financial destitution now paying off
his debts to Sly through service.
Among the townspeople they're out to
scam: Craven, a sleazy lawyer who always takes more than his
fair share; Jethro Crouch, an ancient and crooked miser; Abner
Truckle, Sly's covetous longtime acquaintance; and Miss Fancy,
the local madam to whom Sly has made one too many promises.
Sly and Able weave a complex web of deception around Sly's
bequeathment of his worldly goods that tests the morals of
their marks, including Crouch's devotion to his naval officer
son and Truckle's for his pious yet gorgeous wife.
that the trio will go to acquire Sly's fortune knows no
bounds. One goes so far as to disinherit his only son; another
offers up his wife to the lecherous Sly. This raucous comedy
originally featured actors such as George C. Scott and Richard
director: "This play is one of the funniest I have read in
recent years. It takes some of the best slapstick comedy and
mixes it with the tone and basic plotline of one of my
favorite comedies, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This is a really
fast paced comedy that will be a lot of work, but even more
fun for everyone involved. Can't wait to get started!"