One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
Directed by Timothy Espinosa
About the Production:
Brighton, England. 1963. Change is in the air, and Francis Henshall is looking to make his mark. Fired from a skiffle band and in search of work, he finds himself employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe, in town to collect a fee from his fiancee's gangster father. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, herself in love with Stanley Stubbers (her brother's killer) who, in turn, becomes our hero's other 'guvnor'. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. But with the distractions of a pneumatic book keeper, a self-important actor and select members of the criminal fraternity (not to mention his own mammoth appetite) to contend with, how long can he keep them apart? Richard Bean's hilarious comedy received 5-star reviews from every London newspaper and was the hit of the 2012 Broadway season.
Orientation - Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 6:00pm6 pm in Rm. 1311 (Campus Theatre) Attendance at this meeting is not required to audition. This is a time to hear the director discuss the show and what he is looking for at the auditions. All your questions will be answered regarding auditions, rehearsals and performances at this meeting.
Auditions - Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 6:00pm
Please prepare a 2-minute comedic monologue from the mid to late 20th century. Suggested writers: Orton, Pinter, Bond, Brenton, Osborne. Cockney or RP accent a plus. Bass, guitar, or drum skills a plus. Also, prepare 32 bars of a comedic song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a photo and a resume, stapled back-to-back.
Plot: Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple! Based on the classic Italian comedy 'The Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni, in this new English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with songs and music by Grant Olding, sex, food and money are high on the agenda.
Auditions: Aug. 29 at 6 pm in Rm. 1311 (Campus Theatre)
Online audition sign-up's for One Man, Two Guvnors are now available by clicking the following link: http://theatre.fullcoll.edu/part_login.php