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In-laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)

By Steve Franco

Directed by Ria Erlich

It's Christmas in Brooklyn and Dad and Beth are preparing to welcome the relatives for the annual Christmas tradition of driving each other crazy. Enter two inept robbers just looking for a quiet place to hide out. A holiday comedy that puts the "fun" in dysFUNctional family celebrations!

Audition Dates:

Saturday, September 16, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday, September 18, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

       Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse
       941 Temescal Canyon Rd
       Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


Performance Dates:
November 1 - December 10, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.
18 total performances.


Please try to be familiar with the play (available through Samuel French).
Open auditions. No appointments necessary.


PDF Sides:
Dad & Beth
Bunny & Bud
Rose & Leo
Tony & Vinny
Beth, Dad & Mrs. Draper
Tony, Vinny, Rose & Leo
Paul & Mrs. Wakowski
Beth & Tracy
Janet & Officer Hensley
Emily & Paul
Rose, Bud, Dad, Leo & Paul


DAD (Thomas) - Male, 40 to 60+
Affable, mild-mannered, family man. Think "Father Knows Best." Beth's dad; Janet's husband.

BETH - Female, To play 17 to 25
Bright, sarcastic. Never met a wisecrack she didn't like. Thomas and Janet's daughter.

MRS. DRAPER - Female, Open age range
Busybody next-door neighbor.

BUNNY - Female, 35 to 60+
Loving, sweet, perhaps a bit ditzy (like a fox). Adores the holidays. Bud's wife; Tracy's mother; Janet's sister.

BUD - Male, 40 to 60+
Grouchy, irritable Grinch. Enjoys telling jokes, despite the groans they elicit from others. Bunny's husband; Tracy's dad.

TRACY - Female, To play 17 to 25
Bright, "good" daughter of Bunny and Bud, though she can and does hold her own with her wisecracking cousin Beth.

AUNT ROSE - Female, 60 to 75+
Extremely talkative. Leo's long-suffering wife, who gives as good as she gets.

UNCLE LEO - Male, 60 to 75+
Cantankerous and curmudgeonly. Prone to telling stories about the past that stretch the truth. Rose's long-suffering husband.

TONY - Male, 25 to 55+
Ringleader of a pair of bumbling, inept, first-time robbers, who take the family hostage on Christmas eve and begin almost immediately to regret it.

VINNY - Male, 25 to 55+
Tony's bumbling, inept, reluctant partner in crime, who takes a liking to the family and quickly reveals a softer side.

PAUL - Male, To play 17 to 25
Blue-haired, slightly edgy, offbeat friend of Beth's.

EMILY - Female, To play 15 to 25
Paul's sister.

MRS. WAKOWSKI - Female, 35 to 60+
No-nonsense mother of Paul and Emily.

JANET - Female, 35 to 60+
Competent, friendly, sensible, professional woman. Mother of Beth; wife of Thomas (Dad).

OFFICER HENLEY - Male or Female, Open age range
Local police officer, doing his/her job.


If you plan on auditioning, please take a moment to read Theatre Palisades' Statement of Standards.