by Ron House, Alan Shearman, Diz White, John Neville Andrews, Derek Cunningham
Directed by: Erik A Esrael
Auditions: April 8, 9, 10 (callbacks), 2024
Performances: Jun. 14, 15, 16(m), 20, 21, 22, 23(m), 27, 28, 29, 2024
This parody of low-budget 30s detective movies typifies British heroism at its dumbest. Teutonic villain Otto Von Brunno and his evil mistress Lenya crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue by the professor’s daughter Rosemary.
Erik A Esrael has been acting and performing since before the turn of the century including as Otto Von Bruno in Slocum House Theater Company’s production of Bullshot Crummond in 2004. He has been seen on the ACT Stage as early as 2006 in Steve Martin’s Underpants. This is his directorial debut with Albany Civic Theater. He works for Salem Health and lives in Salem with his wife, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.
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Cast of Characters
Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond: He is the archetypal British officer who fought in the trenches of France, laughs at danger and doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear. He thinks of himself as a dashing young daredevil. In reality he has a deluded idea of his own capabilities. Age around 30. Strong upper class English accent.
Miss Rosemary Fenton: She is an English rose of the most overdone genteel upbringing one can imagine. She has a very loud irritating laugh which Crummond finds charming. Aged 25-30. Upper English accent.
Otto Von Brunno: Von Brunno is a classic “B” movie teutonic villain. Speaks with a stock Hollywood style German accent. Age 30-40
Salvatore Scalicio: Mobster type character. Brief appearance. Played by the same actor who plays Otto Von Brunno
Lenya Von Brunno: Otto’s evil mistress. Age 25-30
Algy Longwort/Professor Fenton/Country Policeman/Carlton Waiter/Inspector Scabbard/Wolfgang Schmidt/Marovitch: All played by the same actor. As an example, Algy Longwort is a friend to Hugh Crummond and former officer of the Royal Loamshires.