Tellico Community Players
“Parfumerie” by E.P. Dowdell
The Tellico Community Players announces the casting call for PARFUMERIE. The play is directed by Len Willis. The dates of the play are December 6th, 7th, 8th and 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th.
Auditions will be held at the Tellico Community Playhouse at 304 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN. The dates are:
Thursday, September 13 (6:00 to 8:00)
Friday, September 14 (4:00 to 6:00)
Saturday, September 15 (2:00 to 4:00)
This adaptation of the play has inspired several movies. They include “The Shop around the Corner” starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan and “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The Broadway musical “She Loves Me” was also adapted from the play and opened in New York in 1963 and is now one of the most beloved (and revived) musicals in the American canon. “Parfumerie” is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Just days before Christmas, George’s boss fires him after mistakenly suspecting him to be the lover of his unfaithful wife. Meanwhile, George’s own love life goes awry when he discovers that the stranger he has fallen in love with through a secret correspondence is none other than Amalia Balash, a co-worker with whom he constantly feuds. For the employees of the Parfumerie, only the truth can lead to a happy resolution in this old-fashioned, romantic Christmas tale. It is a richer story than the ones in the movies and has such a rich brew of characterizations.
Mr. Miklos Hammerschmidt: The owner of the firm, a gentleman in his sixties. In his white lab coat, which he wears while waiting on customers, and with his thick silvery hair, he seems more like a surgeon than a shop owner.
Mr. George Horvath: A handsome young man, always tidy and well dressed. He is a senior clerk.
Mr. Sipos: He is the oldest employee. His well-worn suit tells of the large family he has to support. He is nicely spoken, always calm and civil to everyone. He is a senior clerk.
Mr. Steven Kadar: The slick “man about town,” an “operator,” and a very effective salesman. He is a clerk.
Miss Amalia Balash: She is a young woman, soft spoken. She is a clerk.
Arpad Novack: He is the errand boy. He is young. He makes sure that Mr. Hammerschmidt is taken care of.
Other Cast Positions: Miss Ilona Ritter (Clerk), Miss Elizabeth Molnar (Cashier), Fritz (Delivery Boy), A Policeman, A Detective, A Young Woman, An Old Gentleman and various female customers (3 to 5).
Scripts are available at the Tellico Village Public Library. If they are all checked out or you have any questions, contact the director, Len Willis, at (423) 519-9807 or [email protected].