The Man Who Came To Dinner
Directed by Lori Perry
& Co-Directed by Jeanne Smith
Stage Managed by Kimmi Roche; Poster Artwork by Shawn Perry and Chris Sabatino
About the Show
Set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio, in the weeks leading up to Christmas in the late 1930s. The famously outlandish New York City radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (‘Sherry’) is invited to a well-to-do factory owner’s home for dinner with his family. But before Whiteside can enter the house, he slips on a patch of ice outside the Stanleys’ front door and injures his hip. Now confined to the Stanleys’ home for weeks, Sherry drives his hosts mad due to his erratic and ridiculous behavior, leaving the family – and those who become involved – looking for any way that they can drive him out.
Auditions will be held September 9th and 10th @ 7pm in the theatre space located in the basement of the Ezekiel Bates Masonic at 71 North Main Street in Attleboro, MA. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. There will be no requirement or reading of monologues, nor will there be preview sides. The Facebook Event Page is located here.
First Weekend: Friday, 11/29 @8pm; Saturday, 11/30 @8pm, Sunday, 12/1 @2pm
Second Weekend: Friday 12/6 @8pm; Saturday, 12/7 @8pm, Sunday, 12/8 @2pm
Third Weekend: Friday 12/13 @8pm; Saturday, 12/14 @8pm, Sunday, 12/15 @2pm
Note: Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime. It is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show starts in order to check in at the box office and get to your seat.
|CHARACTER NAME||AGE||DESCRIPTION||LINE COUNT|
|Sheridan Whiteside||50 – 60||Lead. Most of time on stage is spent in a wheelchair. Overbearing, Stuffy, Is used to always having the best of everything||356|
|Maggie Cutler||20 – 30||Mr. Whiteside’s Care Taker||153|
|Lorraine Sheldon||40 – 50||Glamorous, Beautiful – Actress||81|
|Bert Jefferson||30’s||Described as an interesting young man. Works for the newspaper. Love interest of Maggie||68|
|Mrs. Stanley||40’s||Mother, Wife, Well to Do||53|
|Banjo||40 – 50||Flamboyant. Larger than Life – Loud||46|
|Mr. Stanley||40’s||Father, Husband, Well to Do, Businessman||41|
|John||20 – 40||Male Servant||39|
|Dr Bradley||40 – 60||Mr. Whiteside’s Doctor||38|
|June Stanley||20||Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stanley, Attractive||34|
|Miss Preen||20 – 40||Nurse, Takes Care of Mr. Whiteside||30|
|Beverly Carlton||30 – 40||Flamboyant, Actor – Very British||30|
|Richard Stanley||21||Son of Mr. & Mrs. Stanley||27|
|Harriet Stanley||40 – 50||Sister of Mr. Stanley – “Not of this World” – Floats into the room. A bit off.||11|
|Professor Metz / Westcott (Two Roles)||50’s||Metz : A strange looking little man.
Westcott: A Radioman.
|Mrs. Dexter||40 – 60||Older Friend of the Stanley’s||6|
|Mrs. McCutcheon||40 – 60||Older Friend of the Stanley’s||6|