Barnstable Comedy Club
​3171 Main Street, P. O. Box 361
​Barnstable, MA   02630

Box Office:  508.362.6333

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Adapted by Patrick Barlow

By Arrangement With Fiery Angel Limited
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
An original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby 

Directed by Corinne Cameron

Audition Dates:  October 22, 23 and 25, 2023  at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the BCC

Production Dates:  Opening Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 PM to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2024
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM; Sun. at 2:30 PM

Plan to be able to show an English dialect of your choice.
Prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue that will highlight the character(s) you are auditioning for.
Familiarity with the play and the characters is a plus.  Perusal scripts currently available at the Hyannis Public Library and Sturgis Library.
Also be prepared to read from the script if needed.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! 


Richard Hannay – 20’s - 50’s. He/him or they/them. Male identifying character. Any race or ethnicity. One half of the leading duo of the leading duo who possesses the Hitchcock-esque suave, dashing, debonaire qualities. He is an artistic soul, a rebel, and an everyman capable of unlocking a secret heart filled with will and determination, cunning and vulnerability. Actor must be an adept physical comedian, a great listener and responder, and ensemble member. 

Annabella/Pamela/Margaret – 20’s - 50’s. She/her or they/them - Female identifying character. Any race or ethnicity. One half of the leading duo who possesses physical, emotional, and comedic prowess. Actor will play all three roles below:

Annabella: A brilliant but marked Russian woman who is on the run from spies and killed at their hand. Passable Russian accent preferred.

Pamela: A quintessential Hitchcock-esqe leading lady. She is bold, emotionally, and intellectually intelligent, powerful, and fashionable. English accent required.

Margaret: A small-town farm worker married off to a cruel man; she is eager to see the world, to help Richard out when he stumbles upon her farm and is willing to risk the consequences from her abusive husband in following her heart and gut. Scottish accent required.

Clown #1 & Clown #2 – Any age, gender, race, or ethnicity. Vivacious, debonair, and with substantial authority, the clowns expertly execute 150+ roles of all genders with prowess and skillful comedic timing. Versatility with European accents is a plus. Must be able to lift certain set pieces and move adroitly throughout stage and between roles. 

Tickets:  $25 / $23 Seniors 65+ and Students

Box Office:  508.362.6333

THE 39 STEPS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.



Written by David Lindsay-Abaire  
Directed by Sonia Schonning

Audition Dates:  October 14 and 15 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Casting Available for 3 Men and 3 Women  

Callbacks (if needed):  October 16 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Production Dates:  Opening on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 PM to Sunday, March 24, 2024
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM; Sun. at 2:30 PM

 Actors will be asked to read from the script.  Perusal scripts are available at the Sturgis Library and the Hyannis Public Library.

For 4 years, irritable and sarcastic Abby Binder has kept a room to herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, through sheer force of her rude personality. Nursing disappointment at the direction her life has taken, she has no room for distraction. When bubbly, bright, and unbearably cheerful Marilyn Dunne is placed in her room, Abby tries her usual tricks, but fails to scare her annoying new roommate away. She gets no sympathy from Scotty, the resident aide, who refuses to use any clout he may or may not have with management to remove Marilyn. Marilyn, for her part, loves the challenge of Abby’s bad attitude, and refuses to budge. Exercising her taste for competition and her love of pranks, Marilyn makes a bet: if Abby can break her endless patience and make her angry, she will move out. But if she can successfully frighten Abby, who claims never to get scared, she will get the bed by the window. In her favor, Abby has her wide mean streak, which gives her no qualms about filling in Marilyn’s Sudoku, tearing up her grandson’s pictures, or digging up police reports about her violent ex-husband. But Marilyn has a devoted family -- with a skydiving business -- on her side, as well as a the most dangerous thing of all, a genuine wish to see Abby happy… As this odd couple embarks upon increasingly emotionally and physically dangerous tricks in order to break each other, secrets are revealed, lives are jeopardized, and peach cobbler is enjoyed. David Lindsay-Abaire’s RIPCORD is an often slapstick, always surprising comedy, an enemies-to-friends story for a pair of excellently well-rounded, mature women.


Abby BinderFemale, 60-89    She is a blunt, no-nonsense, stern resident at Bristol Place Senior Living; she uses her biting humor to prohibit people from getting close to her; her past has left her with a simmering bitterness; roommates with Marilyn; wants the room to herself and will get it by any means necessary.  
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Marilyn Dunne:  Female, 60-89   Abby’s chipper, chatterbox roommate at Bristol Place Senior Living; a warm and pleasant personality who always means the best; her strength lies in her ability to always keep her chipper cool, even in extreme situations; ultimately, she is looking for a friend.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Benjamin/Lewis/Clown:  Male, 30-49     The estranged son of Abby; reclusive and shy; rough around the edges; a former addict who has relapsed many times; he is trying to make a better life and comes to make amends with his mother. Lewis: Marilyn's son, who is also a skydiving instructor; knowledgeable and lively. Clown: An actor in a haunted house who plays an evil clown that tries to steal and eat a baby.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Scotty:  Male, 20-39     A bright, dedicated, and committed resident aide at Bristol Place Senior Living; an aspiring actor; he is trying to do his job to the best of his ability and make Marilyn and Abby, but he will not shy away from putting his foot down with Marilyn when needed.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Colleen/Woman in White:  Female, 30-49     The bright, sunny, lighthearted, perky, quirky, and caring daughter of Marilyn and wife of Derek; high-energy like her mother, but with more fierceness; will go to extreme lengths to help her mother win the room and to gain a friend. Woman in White: An actress in a haunted house who is trying to save her baby from the Clown.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Derek/Zombie Butler/Masked Man:  Male, 30-49     Colleen’s other half, literally and figuratively; more realistic and reserved than his wife; always cautious and worried. Zombie Butler: An actor who is leading the haunted house tour. Also plays Masked Man.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Tickets:  $25 / $23 Seniors 65+ and Students

Box Office:  508-362-6333

RIPCORD is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatist Play Service collection



Written by Tom Topor
Directed by Linda M. Stevens


Audition Dates:  February 29 and March 1 from 6:00 PM - 8:00PM; March 2 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Casting Available for 6 Men and 3 Women; Ages 25-65 -- All Ethnicities 

Production Dates:  Opening Thursday, May 2 - Sunday, May 19, 2024
Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 PM; Sun. at 2:30 PM

Actors will be asked to read from the script.  Perusal scripts are currently available at the Hyannis Public Library and Sturgis Library

​​Set in a courtroom in New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the story follows a high-priced call girl incarcerated on a charge for killing a violent “john”. A court appointed psychiatrist and an aggressive prosecutor; say she is unfit to stand trial. As testimony unfolds from experts, physicians and her parents, she attempts to prove to the judge that she isn’t “nuts” and to stand trial for manslaughter. A Broadway hit, NUTS  has been called the best courtroom drama since WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION.


Claudia Faith Draper: Female (age 30-40)   High-class call girl accused of manslaughter.

Aaron Levinsky: Male   A public defender, handling Claudia's case.

Franklin MacMillan: Male   The prosecuting attorney.
Judge Murdock:  Male   In whose court Claudia is being tried.

Dr. Herbert Rosenthal: Male    Medical witness for the prosecution.

Rose Kirk:  Female   Claudia's Mother.

Arthur Kirk:  Male   Claudia's step-father.

Court Officer:  Male

Court Recorder: Female

Tickets:  $25 / $23 Seniors 65+ & Students

Box Office:  508-362-6333

NUTS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.