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Don\'t Dress For Dinner
posted on September 25
by Cherokee Theatre Company
Non-Union Audition

Don’t Dress for Dinner
by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
Cherokee Theatre Company

Directed by Myrna Feldman
Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, November 12 & 13, 7:00 pm
Location: The Hangar, 654 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, 30188
Performance Dates: March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
All performances will be held at the Downtown Canton Theatre, 171 East Main Street, Canton, 30114

Audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Appointments are not necessary. Please bring a resume, if available, and a recent photo; a professional headshot is not required. Also, be prepared to list ALL CONFLICTS between January 2nd (including weekends) and the dates of the show. Rehearsals will begin after New Year’s and will initially be three evenings a week at 7:00, days to be determined after auditions.
Non-equity; volunteer.

Show description:
Bernard is attempting to rush his wife, Jacqueline, off to her mother’s for the weekend so he can enjoy a tryst with his model girlfriend, Suzanne. Jacqueline cancels her plans at the last minute when she learns that Bernard has also invited his best friend, Robert, who is her secret lover. The complications pile on when Bernard persuades a reluctant Robert to pretend to be Suzanne’s boyfriend, making Jacqueline furiously jealous. Because Robert has never met Suzanne (aka Suzy), he mistakenly introduces the catering chef, Suzette (also nicknamed Suzy) as his girlfriend. During the course of the evening, Suzette masquerades as Bernard’s lover and Robert’s niece, in addition to being the wife of the muscular and threatening George. Set in a converted barn in the French countryside, the play has all the usual conventions of farce, including a great deal of physical comedy.

Characters: The script does not specify ages for the characters so there will be flexibility in casting. The director will be looking for the best fit in terms of the demands of the play and the chemistry between actors.

---Bernard – Jacqueline’s husband and Suzanne’s lover. He is a businessman, a flirtatious, self-assured, country gentleman. British accent.

---Jacqueline – Bernard’s wife and Robert’s lover. She is a beautiful modern woman, assertive and intelligent. British accent.

---Robert – Bernard’s best friend and Jacqueline’s lover. He is reserved and nervous. British accent.

---Suzette – the cook. She is a friendly, clever, working class young woman; a swan beneath the duckling exterior. French accent.

---Suzanne – Bernard’s mistress. She is a fashion model, chic and stylish. British accent.

---George – Suzette’s husband. He is big and strong, protective of Suzette, and doesn’t indulge in foolishness. French accent.

Questions? Email the director at myrnafeldman10@gmail.com or go to Cherokee Theatre Company’s website at
www.cherokeetheatre.org

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