Calliope Auditions: Bunkered

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Calliope announces auditions for Bunkered, a comedy by Lynn Brittney.

Somewhere along the western coast of Britain, sits a Naval Intel-ligence Cold War Bunker manned by four naval personnel who are now nearing retirement. Only as far as the Royal Navy is concerned, the bunker was decommissioned in 1991, yet the staff have continued to receive monthly paychecks through the Ministry of Defense computerized payroll system for the past 20 years. After the staff has a handyman bring all the equipment up to full working order, Naval Headquarters suddenly starts getting signals from what they thought was a defunct facility. Panic and chaos occur, and hilarious consequences ensue as the Marines are called in to storm the bunker.

The Cast

  • 4 Men
  • 4 Women

    The Director

    Dave Ludt

    The Rehearsals

    Selected evenings beginning Wednesday, August 17.

    The Location

    All rehearsals and performances will be at Calliope Theatre, 150 Main Street, Boylston, MA

    The Performances

    October 6 - 16:

  • 7:30 pm performances on Thu., Fri., Sat. (Thursday first weekend only)
  • 2:00 pm matinee performances on Sundays
  • The Auditions

    NOTE: All cast members must be able to speak with a passable British accent. All Auditionees must show proof of COVID vaccinations and wear facemasks.

    Performers who are cast must continue their full-vaccination status throughout the rehearsal and performance periods. We anticipate that the wearing of masks will be required during all rehearsals up until (but not including) production week.

  • Friday, August 12, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 13, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, with an option for auditionees to also present a 2-minute to 3-minute memorized monologue.


    The Characters

    Peter Burrows: Chief Petty Officer. Age range 60 – 65. A conscientious worrier and fusspot who takes his job too seriously.

    Harry Morris: A handyman. Age range 50 – 60. A self-proclaimed “anarchic-pacifist” who distrusts the government and is obsessed with conspiracy theories.

    Joan Morris: Second Officer. Age range early 60s. Sister of Harry. Very practical and well organized. Loves the Navy.

    Mags Potter: Leading Wren. Age range late 50s. A bit feather-brained and disorganized.

    Bill Potter: Leading Seaman. Age range 65 – 70. Husband of Mags. Not very energetic, enjoys looking after the bunker’s homing pigeons. (Appears only in Act II).

    Midshipman Taylor: Age range 20 – 30. A very competent, resourceful, and very well-fit young woman Naval recruit.

    Sub-Lieutenant Connor: Age range 25 – 40. He is a “gung-ho” type Marine but is jaded by his work training new recruits. He is highly strung and subject to attacks of claustrophobia.

    Commodore Shelton: Age range early 60s. A tough and authoritative - but fair - Navy career woman. (Appears only at the end of Act II)

    For additional information, or to schedule an audition appointment by phone, please call Calliope Productions at (508) 869-6887.