November 20, 2018

Casting Males for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, First Congregational Church, Southington, CT

Steeple Players is looking for 2 male actors for the roles of Vice Principal Douglas Panch and William Barfee, in our teen version of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. We are looking for older teen or young adult actors who may be interested.  Character descriptions are below.

Please contact us ASAP at   Rehearsals start early December. For show information and dates, please visit..


William Barfee: A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive.

Douglas Panch: The Vice Principal. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years’ absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an “incident” at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in “a better place” now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

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