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The Theatre Group at SBCC
announces open auditions for

 A Flea in Her Ear
A new version of Georges Feydeau’s farce by David Ives
Directed by R. Michael Gros


Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:30-9:30pm
By appointment in the Garvin Theatre. 
Callbacks:  Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6pm-9pm
Rehearsals start January 17, 2017
Performances:  March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre


SYNOPSIS: In a new adaptation by contemporary playwright David Ives, Georges Feydeau's giddy farce concerns an insurance executive named Victor Chandebise , whose wife, Raymonde, suspects him of having an affair. When she lays a trap for him at the disreputable Frisky Puss Hotel, with help from her friend Lucienne, who's married to a jealous Spaniard, bourgeois respectability explodes into a brouhaha involving a set of garters, a revolving bed, a missing medical prosthesis, two women in French-maid outfits and other screwball ingredients.  Winner of a 2006 Jefferson Award for best adaptation. 


AVAILABLE ROLES: 8 men, 6 women, ages of characters open.
Victor Chandebise/Poche: director of the Paris Life Insurance Company, played by the same actor who plays POCHE, a bellboy at the Frisky Puss Hotel.
Raymonde Chandebise: Victor’s wife.
Camille Chandebise: Victor’s nephew
Lucienne Homenides De Histangua:  Raymonde’s friend
Don Carlos Homenides De Histangua: her husband
Dr. Frinache: chief medical examiner of Paris Life
Romain Tournel
Antoinette: the Chandebise cook
Etienne: the Chandebise valet
Ferraillon: the owner of the Frisky Puss
Olympia: his wife
Eugenie: the chambermaid
Baptiste: an old man
Rugby: an English guest at the Frisky Puss


CONTACT Christina Frank, call 965-0581, ext. 2376, or stop by the DM151B, production office, Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, to schedule an appointment and pick up audition sides, or they can be emailed. Readers will be provided at audition. 



The Theatre Group at SBCC invites

Actors to submit casting information for upcoming season.

The Theatre Group at SBCC, in preparation for the upcoming season that begins in summer of 2016, we are inviting actors to submit headshots and resumes for future casting consideration.

The Theatre Group at SBCC (formerly SBCC Theatre Group) is the oldest active theatre company in the Santa Barbara region with a long history of artistic excellence. We work with union and non-union actors and present a wide-ranging season of five productions that generally include a musical, contemporary dramas and comedies, as well as classical plays. Our season runs from summer through spring each year. For the 2016-2017 season, starting in July 2016, we will be presenting VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, OTHER DESERT CITIES, A FLEA IN HER EAR and RABBIT HOLE

Actors should submit materials to Pam Lasker, Theatre Manager, The Theatre Group at SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California, 93109. Electronic submittals and/or web resume links may be sent to Pam Lasker at, please put "casting" in the subject line. Open audition notices are sent out by email for each production. Please include your email address if you would like to receive notices.


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