Unnecessary Farce

by Paul Slade Smith
directed by Ray Ficca

DC Premiere

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

“The laugh-out-loud comedy has everything one can hope for in a modern-day farce: two likeable cops operating way out of their league, a supposedly crooked mayor with impeccable timing, his innocent-acting wife, a shy accountant with a penchant for dropping her drawers, a nervous double agent who’d like to get IN those drawers, a Scottish hit man whose brogue gets thicker the angrier he gets, two adjoining hotel rooms, simmering sexual tension and eight doors a slammin’.”  – Between the Lines (Michigan)

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JAN 19 - FEB 10, 2018

Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

Special Performances
Tue, Jan 23 at 8:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29 at 8:00 pm

Post-Show Discussion
Sun, Jan 28 immediately following the matinee (free to all matinee ticket holders)


Runtime: 2 hours with one intermission

Advisory Warning: Appropriate for audiences 16 and over due to strong language and sexual situations



Sponsored artists indicated with Star

The Cast

Billie Jenna Lawrence*Sponsored*
Agent Frank Christopher Herring*Sponsored*
Mayor Mario Baldessari*Sponsored*
Mrs. Meekly Karen Novack*Sponsored*
Karen Emily Levey*Sponsored*
Eric Noah Schaefer*Sponsored*
Todd Jon Townson*Sponsored*

The Production Team

Director Ray Ficca*Sponsored*
Stage Manager Allison Poms*Sponsored*
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan*Sponsored*
Lighting Designer Dan Martin
Costume Designer Liz Gossens*Sponsored*
Sound Designer Madeline Clamp
Hair and Makeup Designer Craig Miller
Properties Designer Peter Mikhail
Assistant Director Izzy Smelkinson

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Production Sponsors

Christopher Hall

Director Sponsors

Robert Aubry Davis sponsoring Ray Ficca

Artist Sponsors

Tabard Inn sponsoring Karen Novack
Robert Slaughter sponsoring Jon Townson
Kathleen Quinn sponsoring Christopher Herring
Erin Architzel sponsoring Jenna Lawrence and Mario Baldessari
Holly Hassett sponsoring Emily Levey and Noah Schaefer
Marie & Mercedes Matson sponsoring Allison Poms
Sarah F. & James D. Carroll sponsoring Liz Gossens
John & Margery Bernbaum sponsoring Matthew J. Keenan

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