Spring 2022 Production


Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens April 20-24, 2022

Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens by Johnna Adams

Directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane | April 20–24, 2022

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 | 5–7:30 pm | Redbud Theatre
  • Callbacks will be held Thursday, January 27th from 5:30–7:30 pm

If you are unable to audition on Wed. Jan. 26th, please contact Dr. Patrick Bynane at for an alternate time.

Please prepare a 1 min monologue, comic or dramatic, contemporary or classic, in verse. Any style is fine (Iambic, Pentameter, Alexandrine, Limerick, etc.). Just be certain that monologue is in verse.

Please bring a resume and headshot for each audition.

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During the Napoleonic wars, three extraneous Danish court officials—a professional loudmouth (the buttonholer), a kiss-ass for hire (the lickspittle), and a successful dastard (the go-between)—are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance. The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer, and go-between—who are females?! Unnecessarily complex plots abound, flying machines are destroyed, and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers. With an extraordinary use of rhyming alexandrine verse, plus cameos by sestina, haiku, free verse, limericks, and sonnets, Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens is a farce for the ages, a delightful romp no matter your poetic preferences.

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