Auditions for “Unnecessary Farce”


  • Monday, July 11 – 7:00PM – 10:00PM
  • Tuesday, July 12 – 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Broadview Heights Spotlights
Building 22
(Located next to the Police Station at the rear of the Broadview Center Property)
9543 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

The Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater is excited to announce auditions for UNNECESSARY FARCE by Paul Slade Smith, directed by Chris Bizub.

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.


  • September 2 – 17, 2022, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM
  • Sunday, September 11 at 3:00PM


  • TBD (if needed)


  • Please bring a current resume and headshot, if available.
  • Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
  • Bring a list of conflicts from July 25 – September 17.


7 Roles: 4 male, 3 female

Seeking actors of any age 18+, gender, race, and/or ethnicity.

Eric Sheridan: Male, 20s to 40s. A bookish, even-keeled police officer who’s thrown into some difficult situations — while not wearing any pants.

Billie Dwyer: Female, 20s to 40s. A police officer. Eric’s partner. Although she seems to lack every skill needed for police work, she is enthusiastic and eager to succeed.

Karen Brown: Female, 20s to 40s. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today.
Note: the actress cast would likely be on stage in her underwear and/or a slip.

Mayor Meekly: Male, 50s to 70s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I)

Agent Frank: Male, 20s to 50s. Town Hall head of Security. Although he can seem confident and even gruff, in moments of crisis he is easily reduced to a very frightened man.

Todd: Male, 20s to 50s. Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man who’s accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he’s completely indecipherable.

Mary Meekly: Female, 50s to 70s. The Mayor’s wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor.


Begin August 6 at Broadview Heights Spotlights Theate.  Rehearsals will generally be Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

*All actors are volunteers, no equity contracts are available for this production*

As of November 1, 2021, Broadview Heights Spotlights requires all volunteers, actors, and production staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to auditions in order to be involved in any production. Please bring proof of vaccination to auditions along with a headshot and resume if you have them.

For more information contact director Chris Bizub at