WRITTEN BY GEORGE S. KAUFMAN & MOSS HEART
DIRECTED BY DAN VANDERVEER
One of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. Mayhem begins when Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening.
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 AND Sunday, December 9, 2018. Please try to come for both dates.
Times: Wed, Dec 5 is from 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Sun, Dec 9 is from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Wed, Dec 5 at the Huntsville Public Library in the multi-purpose room | Sun, Dec 9 at The Annex, beside the Huntsville Public Library
Characters needed: 9 F, 10 M
Audition prep: This is a feel good comedy that will be fun to mount. Audition script excerpts are below. Please have a quick read through to get a feel of the characters.
- Penelope Sycamore - Wife of Paul/Mother of Essie & Alice/Daughter of Grandpa-Martin Vanderhof
- Essie - Penelope's daughter/Older sister of Alice/Wife of Ed
- Rheba - Housekeeper/Cook
- Paul Sycamore - Son in law to Grampa/ Husband of Penelope, father to Ellie and Alice
- Mr. De Pinna - Former delivery man who never left/ Works with Paul
- Ed - Called on Essie once and stayed and married her. Prints stuff and delivers candy
- Donald - Rheba's boyfriend
- Martin Vanderhof - Penelope's father, "Grampa"
- Alice - Youngest daughter of Penelope and Paul, the most level headed of the cast
- Henderson - An officer from the Internal Revenue Service
- Tony Kirby - Alice's love interest and son of her boss
- Boris Kolenkhov - Essie's Russian dance instructor
- Gay Wellington - An alcoholic actress
- Mr. Kirby - Alice's boss, father of Tony
- Mrs. Kirby - Tony's Mother, butter will not melt in her mouth
- Three Men - Random officers supporting Henderson
- Olga - Russian Grand Dutchess who is now a waitress