I’m a Foreigner, not a Stooge!

Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I was up for the part of “Curly” in the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges movie. It’s mentioned in an article on Split Sider. You can read all about it HERE.

The film opened last weekend to mixed reviews as can be expected. I have not seen it yet because I’m in Fayette, MO where there is no movie theater nearby. But I hear from some friends that it’s actually a funny movie. And I’m glad to hear anything that keeps The Farrelly Brothers churning out new Nyuks.

Why oh Why am I in Fayette, MO? I just completed a four day run of a play called The Foreigner. The Sedalia Democrat wrote a nice article about it. The play was at Central Methodist University’s “Little Theater”, the same place that I performed plays throughout college.

The cast included: Jordan Brennan (senior, Marshall) as Froggy LeSeuer; Shamika Pegue (junior, Kansas City) as Betty Meeks; Jeff Byous (sophomore, Peculiar) as Rev. David Lee; Kate Kellner (sophomore, Strafford) as Catherine Simms; Josh Kirby (senior, Armstrong) as Owen Musser; and Dakota Gladbach (junior, Brookfield) as Ellard Simms. The understudy for Charlie was Roger Weaver (sophomore, Overland Park, Kan.) The students did a GREAT job, and made me feel so welcome that I felt like I was going back to school at CMU again.

It was a really fun show, and I’m so glad I was able to make it out here to be a part of the show. The audiences were AMAZING. I played Charlie Baker (No, that’s not a code. That’s his name!) It was great to work with the cast and crew at CMU’s Little Theatre. And I’d really like to thank Mark Kelty for asking me to be a part of it. Mark did a fantasitc job of directing the show. I plan to have some pictures of the show up soon. I’m looking forward to seeing how we looked. I was onstage for most of the show and so I didn’t have a chance to pop out and catch any of the action when I wasn’t in a scene. But below is a picture that was taken by a student in the dining hall where we did some spontaneous theater. We performed a scene from the play where Charlie tells a story in a language that he’s making up on the fly.

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Have you ever seen The Foreigner? I know it’s performed a lot, and Matthew Broderick played Charlie recently off Broadway. I’d be interested in hearing people’s favorite lines, or interesting performances that you’ve seen.

 

Fox-y Strategy

Thanks to everyone who wrote letters to the Farrelly Brothers in support of my Campaign for Curly. This effort to get me cast as Curly in the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges movie has paid off big!

Pete Farrelly approached me at the premiere of Jackass 3D to tell me that he had received a LOT of letters from people in Missouri. He said that they were really heartfelt letters and then told me that they hadn’t forgotten about me for the part of Curly.

I got a call today that I’m meeting with the Farrelly Brothers next week. They know how good I’ll be at this part, and if 20th Century Fox knows, then I’ll be a shoe-in.

Nothing’s ever a guarantee in this business, but if I ever had a shot at a career-changing part…this is it.

Can you please do 3 things to help out. It won’t take more than five minutes.

First take a look at my audition video
and pass it on to a friend or two. If you have blog, can you please post a link?

Any comments would be appreciated if you have the time.

Second, will you please join my Bill Chott is Curly page on Facebook?

Most Importantly
It would push me over the top if you’d be able to write a letter from the heart telling them if you think I’d do a good job. You can write to:

Hutch Parker President of 20th Century Fox
PO Box 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90213 United States

If you have a little more time on your hands, you can also write to Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman at the same address.

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