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Synopsis: Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself, 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.
Author: Neil Simon
Director: Eyawn Harry
Enquiries: 0403 769 691
Characters Summary: 4M 30-50, 4F 25-50, 2 M or F
Characters ages are ideal but not set in stone. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges listed. Applications from all ethnicities welcome.
Ken Gorman: Male, 32-40. A well-spoken, handsome attorney. A bit high strung.
Chris Gorman: Female, 32-38. Ken's elegant and attractive wife. A bit high strung.
Lenny Ganz: Male, 32-42. An accountant who has just wrecked his brand new BMW. Irascible, sarcastic, and very likeable.
Clair Ganz: Female, 30-40. Lenny's gossip-monger, attractive wife. A Westchester, New York housewife type.
Ernie Cusak: Male, 40-55. A smug psychiatrist.
Cookie Cusak: Female, 40-50. Ernie's wife and a cooking show host with a bad back. She has a very dramatic, physical personality.
Glenn Cooper: Male, 32-50. An ambitious, polished man preparing for a run for the state senate.
Cassie Cooper: Female, 25-25. A jealous type. Glenn's trophy wife. Insecure, sexy, shrewish.
Officer Pudney: Male or Female, 23-31. A rookie cop.
Officer Welch: Male or Female: 35-50. A vigorous, straight- talking, veteran police officer.
Precast Characters: None
Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley (Melways Map 61 ref F11)
Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley (Melways Map 61 ref F11)
Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au