Farce of Nature
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
February 4 to 19, 2022
Preview February 3, 2021
Farce of Nature is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Production Information

Directed by: Mandana Namazi
Produced by: Liz Massil


By appointment only between 6:00 & 10:00 pm
Contact Liz Massil,, for appointment time

The Theatre at Hendry Hall
815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver

  • Thursday September 23, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday September 25, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Begin Sunday, November 14, 2021. Then Sundays 2-6 pm, two week-nights TBD

Please Note, we will be taking two weeks off December 20, 2021-January 3, 2022
(Not all performers will be required at all rehearsals)

As we will be rehearsing and performing in a small theatre, we ask that all cast and crew be vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, we will comply with all appropriate health guidelines as necessary to ensure everyone’s safety.

Preview: February 3, Show Dates: February 4 & 5, February 9-12, February 16-19, 2022

Welcome to one outrageous day at the Reel ‘Em Inn, the finest fishing lodge in the Ozarks. D.Gene Wilburn and his wife Wanelle play host to a wacky bunch of guests who slam every door they can find. Gangsters, cops and vicious critters collide in this Southern-fried farce. Set in Mayhew, Arkansas, this farce is sure to be a much needed fun return to the theatre for cast, crew and audience alike. Three-dimensional, but larger than life performances needed to bring this play to life. A great ensemble play, where the characters hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another, while trying to evade the critters and hungry varmints outdoors.

Actors should be comfortable with physical comedy and varying degrees of intimacy.


Please bring a monologue to perform or choose one from those available at the audition
By appointment only
This is a non-Equity production
Please bring a résumé and headshot to audition, if possible
Cast members must become members of NVCP at the first rehearsal ($20 fee)

Any questions ahead of auditions may be directed to Liz Massil,

ALL AGE RANGES BELOW ARE FLEXIBLE depending on cohesiveness of cast.

WANELLE WILBURN 40’s to 50’s – lead role – a determined “ball of fire” who is trying to rekindle the romance with her husband. Actor should be comfortable with being sensual.
D.GENE WILBURN 40’s to 50’s – lead role – a “beleaguered, good-hearted guy”, though a bit absent. Owner of the fishing lodge and husband to Wanelle, father to Ty. Actor should be comfortable having underwear exposed periodically.
JENNA SEALY 20’s to 30’s – good-sized supporting role – an artist whose patience is running out with Ty – once boyfriend and girlfriend, she is hoping he will return home.
MAXIE WILBURN SUGGS 50’s to 60’s – good-sized supporting role – a really fun and out-of-the-box role. Former law-enforcement, trying to regain her job, while protecting a gangster from danger. Described as “hearty” and “no-nonsense”.
CARMINE DeLUCA 40’s to 50’s – good-sized supporting role – a hilarious “jittery, wise-guy” from Chicago who is in the witness protection program. Dodging Sonny.
TY WILBURN 20’s to 30’s – good-sized supporting role – recently attracted to a more dangerous life and rides a motorcycle – though he was Jenna’s “normally easy-going” boyfriend and son to Wanelle and D.Gene. Will he rekindle his romance with Jenna or fall prey to Lola’s sensual ways?
LOLA BARBOSA 30’s to 40’s – supporting role – described as a “flashy, sexy” Chicagoan. She is headstrong and wants Ty to be her “toyboy”.
SONNY BARBOSA 40’s to 60’s – supporting role – a “gruff, big-city tough guy” and the subject of Carmine’s terror. Think Chicago mob/gangster.
ROXANNE THORNE 30’s to 50’s – cameo role – prone to fainting – a nervous employee of a company looking to acquire D.Gene’s land – dubious morals.

Auditions are open to everyone, however, preference will be given to existing members of the North Vancouver Community Players (NVCP).

Successful auditioneers must become members of NVCP prior to first rehearsal.

Auditions Around Town

Centennial Theatre
Deep Cove Stage
First Impressions Theatre
Presentation House
SMP Dramatic Society
Theatre West Van