GORGEOUS – ONE ACT COMEDY ABOUT AN AUDITION
In this one act comedy about an audition, a young and nervous Bimmy comes to audition for a part in a play that is being produced by an actress she has always admired. It turns out though that Bimmy’s admiration has been sorely misplaced and her idol is, in fact, an opinionated, boozy woman who used to be famous but now is, to put it frankly, a bitch named Babette. The only thing that really matters to Babette is her elderly pooch, named Gorgeous who also attends the audition. Together Babette and her sister, Claudette put Bimmy through the audition from hell, all the while directing loud comments to the dog about the shocking quality of the actresses auditioning for the part. Bimmy makes it through the audition and emerges stronger for it, if slightly unemployed.
A nice piece for four women in which the main character can grow from nervous and shy into a confident young woman.
Author: Drogheda Woods
Genre: Comedy about an audition
Type: One act play
Cast: 4F and a stuffed dog. The first F is a smaller part.
Ages of the actors: Two middle aged, round fifty and the others can be younger.
Suitable for: All ages
Length: Twenty minutes
Set: The action takes place in an audition space. Babette and Solange sit in one section of the theatre seats while conducting auditions. Babette has a coffee mug and a big bottle of gin which she keeps in an garish oversized handbag. Two bowls are on the floor for the dog. Several dog toys are scattered about.
Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a fun comedy in which characterization plays a large role in the humour.
Cost is $5.50 for this new digital comedy play
Copyright © September 2016 Drogheda Woods and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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