Christmas 2019 – The Man Who Came to Dinner

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The Man Who Came To Dinner

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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

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.

Show Dates

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.

Cast:

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
Sarah 20 -40 Cook 17
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.

10/11
Mrs. Dexter 40 – 60 Older Friend of the Stanley’s 6
Mrs. McCutcheon 40 – 60 Older Friend of the Stanley’s 6
 
There are also a number of background roles that will be combined and have less than 10 lines each (and some with no lines) that will be cast. More details will be provided on the night of auditions.

 

For more information on this show and other productions, please feel free to contact ACT at www.attleborocommunitytheatre.com, or by email at attleborocommunitytheatreACT@gmail.com.