By Neil Simon
Directed by Steven Shelton
Monday December 14 and Wednesday December 16 at 6:00 pm
Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Rd, Fenton, MI
Readings will be taken from the script. There is no need to prepare anything in advance.
KEN GORMAN – A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes
charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his
CHRIS GORMAN – Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.
LENNY GANZ – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.
CLAIRE GANZ – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.
ERNIE CUSACK – a psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.
COOKIE CUSACK – has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.
GLENN COOPER – A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be).
CASSIE COOPER – Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husbands’ relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to calm herself down.
OFFICER WELCH (M) – A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.
OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.
At a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself, though only a flesh wound. Four couples are gathering for the DM’s tenth wedding anniversary, but as the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight, his lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
The show dates are February 18,19,20,21 and 26,27,28
If you have any questions, contact
Mary Powers: 810-964-0791, firstname.lastname@example.org