Saturday, November 28, 2015

CHESTER THEATRE GROUP TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR BRITISH MARITAL COMEDY

AUDITION NOTICE:

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
By J.B. Priestley
Directed by Cindy Alexander

WHEN: Monday, December 7, at 7:00pm and Tuesday, December 8, at 7:00pm
WHERE:
Chester Theatre – 54 Grove Street,  Chester, NJ

Performances: March 4 - 19, 2016

For more information go to www.chestertheatregroup.org

Set on a September evening around 1908, this timeless British comedy centers on three couples who gather to celebrate their joint silver wedding anniversaries. As the evening progresses one outrageous secret is revealed: the parson who married them wasn’t authorized to perform marriages, thus, they were never actually married and these uptight, distinguished couples have been “living in sin” for twenty-five years. When each couple samples a taste of single life once again, their relationships are vigorously and hilariously put to the test, and the elephant in the room can’t be ignored. Do they really want to be married after all?

Characters

The couples, all in their 40s or 50s

  • Alderman Joseph Helliwell and Mrs. Maria Helliwell
  • Councillor Albert Parker and Mrs. Annie Parker
  • Mr. Herbert Soppitt and Mrs. Clara Soppitt

The young lovers, in their 20s

  • Gerald Forbes, an organist
  • Nancy Holmes, Mrs. Helliwell’s niece
  • Photographer from the Yorkshire Argus News, Henry Ormonroyd – a contemporary of the couples
  • A reporter from the Yorkshire Argus News, Fred Dyson
  • The Maid, in her 20s Ruby Birtle
  • The Charwoman –an older lady Mrs. Northrup
  • A woman of questionable reputation, Lottie Grady
  • The Vicar Rev. Clement Mercer