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Going Postal


Play reading:
June 25, 7-10pm

Auditions:
June 30, 2-5pm and July 2, 7-10pm
see below for characters

Show Dates:

Friday 11 October 8pm
Saturday 12 October 8pm
Sunday 13 October 2pm

Friday 18 October 8pm
Saturday 19 October 8pm
Sunday 20 October 2pm

Friday 25 October 8pm
Saturday 26 October 8pm

Synopsis:

Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision.
With the help of a golem who has been at the bottom of hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic and Junior Postman Groat, he's got to see that the mail gets through. In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer, he's also got to stay alive.
Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.
In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died? Perhaps there's a shot at redemption for man who's prepared to push the envelope ...

Characters:

Moist von Lipwig - Age 25-40 - Swindler, con artist and fraud wanted dead in several cities.

Lord Vetinari - the current Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. Former Assassin.

Tolliver Groat - Age: over 60 - One of the last two postmen remaining at the postoffice and is a Junior Postmaster. Severely distrusts doctors, so he brews his own medicine and has his own little cures to keep himself in good condition. He is fluent in the only rhyming slang known to the Discworld that does not actually rhyme.

Stanley Howler - a strange young man. He has these "little moments", when all hell might break loose. Stanley has a thing for pins and acuphilia. He is, in fact, a "pinhead".

Mr Pump - Is a golem who is assigned to Moist von Lipwig as an assistant/parole officer to prevent his escape from the postal service. He proves ideal for this task, as golems never stop until their task is completed - no matter where Moist might run.

Anghammarad - He is a golem, almost nineteen thousand years old, having been baked by the priests of Upsa in the Third Ning of the Shaving of the Goat.

Adora Belle Dearheart - Manager of the Golem Trust. Object of Moist’s affection. Father used to own the Grand Trunk. Brother, John, died recently having fallen off a clacks tower.

Reacher Gilt - Chairman of the Grand Trunk, and a conman.

Drumknott - a faithful and loyal servant to Lord Vetinari

Miss Maccalariat - She is the ferocious office manager at the Post Office, ruling Post Office counters with a rod compared to which iron would be as sugar candy.

Sacharissa Cripslock - Reporter for the Ankh-Morpork Times

Mr Slant of Morecombe, Slant & Honeyplace is the head of the Guild of Lawyers in Ankh-Morpork. He is always involved in shadowy business but never caught out committing a crime. He died ages ago, but that has never stopped him from continuing his work.

Mr Pony - A technological genius who keeps the Grand Trunk running when it is in the hands of Reacher Gilt

Crispin Horsefry - Works for Mercintile Bank. A member of the Trunk’s Board of Directors.

Wilkinson - one of the more amenable and pleasant warders at the Tanty prison.

Greenyham - of Ankh Sto Associates, the treasurer of the Grand Trunk and a member of its Board of Directors.

Daniel "One Drop" Trooper is the official public executioner for Ankh-Morpork.

Stowley of Ankh Futures (Financial Advisors). A member of the Trunk's Board of Directors.

Young Parker - Son of Mr Parker, Greengrocer

Ponder Stibbons, HEM, DThau, Reader in Non-Volatile Intelligence, Cantoride Speaker in Slood Refurgance. Ponder Stibbons was once the second-most junior member of the Faculty of Unseen University, with an absolutely overwhelming interest in the more theoretical branches of applied magic. Wizard.

Spools - One half of the owners of Teemer and Spools, the first choice printing company in Ankh-Morpork

Jim ‘Leadpipe’ Upwright - Coachdriver

Harry ‘Slugger’ Upwright - Coachdriver

Igor - Most Igors are professional servants to mad scientists or noble vampire families.

Big Dave - proprietor of Pin Exchange

Mustrum Ridcully (the Brown) is the current Archchancellor of Unseen University. He shoots birds (and anything else), talks at a consistent shout, wears jogging suits and has about as much respect for mother nature as he does for the members of the faculty (which is not a lot).

Senior Postman Aggy - Age: over 60. Came out of retirement to assist Moist von Lipwig in rebuilding the Post Office. He acts as worshipful master in the Order of the Post and has been decorated for services to the post office (15 bites and still going).

Old Parker - Recipient of a letter that was posted years ago. Greengrocer.

Gryle - a Banshee. Gryle was discovered and used by Reacher Gilt to dispose of anyone who stood in his way.

Young Priest of Offler for the crocodile God Offler

Nutmeg of Sto Plains Holdings. A member of the Trunk's Board of Directors.

Mad Al - Member of the Smoking GNU

Sane Alex - Member of the Smoking GNU

Undecided Adrian - Member of the Smoking GNU

Devious Collabone - Wizard studying Oyster Communications in a Low Intensity Magical Field for his B Thau in Genua

Voice of the mail, Pin Customer, Citizens, Postmen etc

Earlier Event: October 11
Troll Bridge - Film