Before the BIG storm hit us on Monday evening, I headed out to audition for The Amorous Ambassador, a playing being produced by the Village Playbox. (Side note: If you visit the website, you can see pictures of me from previous plays.) I’ve done a few shows with this group, including playing Giles in The Mousetrap. The director, Wendy, asked me to audition as she had a specific role in mind for me to play, that of Captain South. Wendy is such a sweet heart. I have loved working with her in the past so how could I possibly resist such a request?
So what is the show about? Well, when Harry Douglas, the new American Ambassador to Great Britain, tells his family he is going to Scotland to play golf, his wife Lois and daughter Debbie announce plans of their own. Their newly hired butler, Perkins, watches stoically as each leaves and secretly returns for a romantic rendezvous in the empty house. In the wake of a bomb threat, the Embassy is sealed off – with hilarious results. (Yes, I copied that directly from a website.)
And what about Captain South. His description in my script is as follows: The Marine Corps officer in charge of embassy security. He is a total incompetent, who spends his time searching for a non-existent “mad bomber”, when he is not being knocked out or hit by doors. I love doing comedy so this character should be right up my alley.
Now don’t worry boys and girls, I won’t be abandoning my blog just because I am doing a new show. I promise to maintain regular posts (and not just boring banter but fun stuff too) on a regular basis. You can’t get rid of me that easily. [insert evil laugh]