Auditions for Table Manners
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on February 26, 2019 at 7:00pm
Directed by Joseph P. McDonnell
February 25, 26 – 2019; 7-10 pm
Meet Norman, a mild mannered librarian who describes himself as, “a gigolo trapped in a haystack.” An illicit weekend getaway to East Grinstead with his wife’s sister, Annie, is an escape he has longed for and finally orchestrated. However, in true farcical fashion, everything goes horribly wrong when everyone shows up under the same roof at the same time. Winner of the 2009 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revival of a Play. [GENERAL AUDIENCES]
Performances April 4,5,6 | 11,12,13,14 | 18,19,20 – 2019
Characters: Three women and three men. Character ages are somewhat flexible, except in the birth order of the siblings. All characters are English and must have an English accent. ALL PARTS ARE AVAILABLE.
Reg – 35-50 – Affable, easy going, good humored, if his humor is at times corny rather than funny. He’s a man for whom life is simple; very straightforward.
Sarah – 35-50 Reg’s wife. She is high strung, a bit prissy and controlling, a chatterbox
Ruth – 35-50 Reg’s sister. Business woman; very self assured and no nonsense. She sees the world very clearly.
Norman – 35-50 Married to Ruth. Utterly self-involved and apparently without a conscience (in a charming , British sort of way).
Annie – 30-40 Reg and Ruth’s younger sister – A bit lost in the world, broken by being stuck taking care of their mother, she longs for someone to help her escape. She feels no sense of her own power.
Tom – 35-45 the neighbor — A bit dim-witted, but very kind and down to earth. A veterinarian.
The play is a pure English comedy of manners, propelled quite entirely by character. It is a period piece (1970’s) and takes place entirely in the dining room of the house in which the three siblings were raised.