Nov
19
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - Merchant of Venice

March 6th-10th2018

The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare

 – directed by Jon Miles

Reading:  Sunday 19th November 2017

Auditions:  Wednesday 22nd and Sunday 26th November 2017

 

Characters:

            Antonio                                    – a merchant of Venice

            Bassanio                                  - his friend and protogee

            Gratiano and Lorenzo              - friends of Bassanio

            Shylock                                    - a Jewish moneylender

            Jessica                                     - his daughter

            Launcelot Gobbo                     - a clown in Shylock's service, who defects to Bassiano

            Portia                                       - a wealthy lady of Belmont

            Nerissa                                                - her lady in waiting

            Duke of Venice            )

            Prince of Morroco        )

            Prince of Aragon         )           all of these are quite small parts

            Old Gobbo                   )           and several can easily

            Salarino                       )           be doubled

            Solanio                       )

            Stephano                     )

            Tubal                           )

            Balthasar                     )

            Jailer                            )

            Court clerk

 

Synopsis

Bassanio desperately needs money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in Belmont, across the lagoon from Venice.  He asks his friend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, for a loan but Antonio cannot help him because all his funds are tied up in various ventures at sea.

 

Antonio suggests that he borrows the money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. Shylock hates Antonio, but agrees to the loan and, moreover, says he will charge no interest but instead set a “merry bond” of a pound of Antonio's flesh if he fails to repay the money.

 

In Belmont, Portia has many suitors but under the terms of her father's will she must marry the man who will choose correctly one of three caskets, gold, silver or lead.  She and her lady in waiting Nerissa fondly remember a previous visit by Bassanio but fears he may choose the wrong casket and so bar himself from marrying Portia.

 

In Shylock's house, his daughter Jessica elopes with Bassanio's friend Lorenzo, under the cover of a masque and dressed as a pageboy, and they flee to Belmont with Bassanio and his friend Gratiano.  Shylock is enraged, but then learns that all Antonio's ships have been wrecked so he is unable to repay the debt.  Shylock looks forward to taking his pound of flesh in settlement.

 

Portia begs Bassanio not to choose a casket so that he can stay in her company, but he insists and chooses the correct one.  Gratiano also announces that he and Nerissa will be married as well.  The celebrations are cut short by the news that Antonio is being put on trial for failure to repay his debt to Shylock, and Bassanio and Gratiano hurriedly return to Venice with the money to settle it for him.

 

Portia and Nerissa travel to Venice disguised as a lawyer and his clerk and successfully argue the case, pointing out that the bond allows a pound of flesh but makes no mention of allowing blood.  Antonio is set free and Shylock's penance is to become a Christian and to settle his estate upon his errant daughter Jessica and her husband Lorenzo.  It then turns out that all of Antonio's ships have come safely to port after all.

View Event →
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Merchant of Venice

March 6th-10th2018

The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare

 – directed by Jon Miles

Reading:  Sunday 19th November 2017

Auditions:  Wednesday 22nd and Sunday 26th November 2017

 

Characters:

            Antonio                                    – a merchant of Venice

            Bassanio                                  - his friend and protogee

            Gratiano and Lorenzo              - friends of Bassanio

            Shylock                                    - a Jewish moneylender

            Jessica                                     - his daughter

            Launcelot Gobbo                     - a clown in Shylock's service, who defects to Bassiano

            Portia                                       - a wealthy lady of Belmont

            Nerissa                                                - her lady in waiting

            Duke of Venice            )

            Prince of Morroco        )

            Prince of Aragon         )           all of these are quite small parts

            Old Gobbo                   )           and several can easily

            Salarino                       )           be doubled

            Solanio                       )

            Stephano                     )

            Tubal                           )

            Balthasar                     )

            Jailer                            )

            Court clerk

 

Synopsis

Bassanio desperately needs money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in Belmont, across the lagoon from Venice.  He asks his friend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, for a loan but Antonio cannot help him because all his funds are tied up in various ventures at sea.

 

Antonio suggests that he borrows the money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. Shylock hates Antonio, but agrees to the loan and, moreover, says he will charge no interest but instead set a “merry bond” of a pound of Antonio's flesh if he fails to repay the money.

 

In Belmont, Portia has many suitors but under the terms of her father's will she must marry the man who will choose correctly one of three caskets, gold, silver or lead.  She and her lady in waiting Nerissa fondly remember a previous visit by Bassanio but fears he may choose the wrong casket and so bar himself from marrying Portia.

 

In Shylock's house, his daughter Jessica elopes with Bassanio's friend Lorenzo, under the cover of a masque and dressed as a pageboy, and they flee to Belmont with Bassanio and his friend Gratiano.  Shylock is enraged, but then learns that all Antonio's ships have been wrecked so he is unable to repay the debt.  Shylock looks forward to taking his pound of flesh in settlement.

 

Portia begs Bassanio not to choose a casket so that he can stay in her company, but he insists and chooses the correct one.  Gratiano also announces that he and Nerissa will be married as well.  The celebrations are cut short by the news that Antonio is being put on trial for failure to repay his debt to Shylock, and Bassanio and Gratiano hurriedly return to Venice with the money to settle it for him.

 

Portia and Nerissa travel to Venice disguised as a lawyer and his clerk and successfully argue the case, pointing out that the bond allows a pound of flesh but makes no mention of allowing blood.  Antonio is set free and Shylock's penance is to become a Christian and to settle his estate upon his errant daughter Jessica and her husband Lorenzo.  It then turns out that all of Antonio's ships have come safely to port after all.

View Event →
Nov
26
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Merchant of Venice

March 6th-10th2018

The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare

 – directed by Jon Miles

Reading:  Sunday 19th November 2017

Auditions:  Wednesday 22nd and Sunday 26th November 2017

 

Characters:

            Antonio                                    – a merchant of Venice

            Bassanio                                  - his friend and protogee

            Gratiano and Lorenzo              - friends of Bassanio

            Shylock                                    - a Jewish moneylender

            Jessica                                     - his daughter

            Launcelot Gobbo                     - a clown in Shylock's service, who defects to Bassiano

            Portia                                       - a wealthy lady of Belmont

            Nerissa                                                - her lady in waiting

            Duke of Venice            )

            Prince of Morroco        )

            Prince of Aragon         )           all of these are quite small parts

            Old Gobbo                   )           and several can easily

            Salarino                       )           be doubled

            Solanio                       )

            Stephano                     )

            Tubal                           )

            Balthasar                     )

            Jailer                            )

            Court clerk

 

Synopsis

Bassanio desperately needs money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in Belmont, across the lagoon from Venice.  He asks his friend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, for a loan but Antonio cannot help him because all his funds are tied up in various ventures at sea.

 

Antonio suggests that he borrows the money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. Shylock hates Antonio, but agrees to the loan and, moreover, says he will charge no interest but instead set a “merry bond” of a pound of Antonio's flesh if he fails to repay the money.

 

In Belmont, Portia has many suitors but under the terms of her father's will she must marry the man who will choose correctly one of three caskets, gold, silver or lead.  She and her lady in waiting Nerissa fondly remember a previous visit by Bassanio but fears he may choose the wrong casket and so bar himself from marrying Portia.

 

In Shylock's house, his daughter Jessica elopes with Bassanio's friend Lorenzo, under the cover of a masque and dressed as a pageboy, and they flee to Belmont with Bassanio and his friend Gratiano.  Shylock is enraged, but then learns that all Antonio's ships have been wrecked so he is unable to repay the debt.  Shylock looks forward to taking his pound of flesh in settlement.

 

Portia begs Bassanio not to choose a casket so that he can stay in her company, but he insists and chooses the correct one.  Gratiano also announces that he and Nerissa will be married as well.  The celebrations are cut short by the news that Antonio is being put on trial for failure to repay his debt to Shylock, and Bassanio and Gratiano hurriedly return to Venice with the money to settle it for him.

 

Portia and Nerissa travel to Venice disguised as a lawyer and his clerk and successfully argue the case, pointing out that the bond allows a pound of flesh but makes no mention of allowing blood.  Antonio is set free and Shylock's penance is to become a Christian and to settle his estate upon his errant daughter Jessica and her husband Lorenzo.  It then turns out that all of Antonio's ships have come safely to port after all.

View Event →
Dec
3
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - The Woman who Cooked her Husband

April 10th-14th 2018                           

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband – Debbie Isitt

directed by Paul Loveless


Reading:  Sunday 3rd December 2017

Auditions:  Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th December 2017

 

Characters:

Hilary: Kenneth’s ex-wife

Kenneth: An aging Teddy boy

Laura: Kenneth’s glamorous younger mistress

 

Synopsis

Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years. But as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary - young,  attractive and a vibrant free spirit - but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand.

 

Told through a series of flashbacks interspersed with the `last supper’, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a highly entertaining exploration of the old adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”! 

 

A fast paced play performed without props and includes mime, physical theatre and soliloquies. The dialogue is witty and passionate. Great fun, challenging and rewarding!

 

View Event →
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - The Woman who Cooked her Husband

April 10th-14th 2018                           

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband – Debbie Isitt

directed by Paul Loveless

Reading:  Sunday 3rd December 2017

Auditions:  Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th December 2017

Characters:

Hilary: Kenneth’s ex-wife

Kenneth: An aging Teddy boy

Laura: Kenneth’s glamorous younger mistress

 Synopsis

Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years. But as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary - young,  attractive and a vibrant free spirit - but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand.

Told through a series of flashbacks interspersed with the `last supper’, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a highly entertaining exploration of the old adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”! 

A fast paced play performed without props and includes mime, physical theatre and soliloquies. The dialogue is witty and passionate. Great fun, challenging and rewarding!

View Event →
Dec
10
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - The Woman who Cooked her Husband

April 10th-14th 2018                           

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband – Debbie Isitt

directed by Paul Loveless

Reading:  Sunday 3rd December 2017

Auditions:  Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th December 2017

Characters:

Hilary: Kenneth’s ex-wife

Kenneth: An aging Teddy boy

Laura: Kenneth’s glamorous younger mistress

 Synopsis

Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years. But as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary - young,  attractive and a vibrant free spirit - but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand.

Told through a series of flashbacks interspersed with the `last supper’, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a highly entertaining exploration of the old adage, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”! 

A fast paced play performed without props and includes mime, physical theatre and soliloquies. The dialogue is witty and passionate. Great fun, challenging and rewarding!

View Event →
Jan
14
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Mindgame

June 12th-16th 2018

Mindgame – Anthony Horowitz

directed by Ken Swan

Auditions:  Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th January 2018

No reading of whole script until play is cast

 

Characters:

Mark Styler - writer  50 - ish      Self confident to the point of being smug.

Dr. Alex Farquhar     50 - ish     Saturnine and benevolent. A blend of Sherlock Holmes and  
                                                                                                                                        Watson

            Nurse Paisley           Late 40's    Spinsterish, serious, severe, nervous.

Synopsis

When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy "true crime" paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he is walking into. First he has to get past Dr. Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum wher Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the mysterious meat in the fridge? And why isn't the skeleton in the closet?

Mindgame is a puzzlebox of a play. A dazzling thriller and a jet black comedy that twists it's way to a chilling conclusion.

View Event →
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Mindgame

June 12th-16th 2018

Mindgame – Anthony Horowitz

directed by Ken Swan

Auditions:  Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th January 2018

No reading of whole script until play is cast

Characters:

Mark Styler - writer  50 - ish      Self confident to the point of being smug.

Dr. Alex Farquhar     50 - ish     Saturnine and benevolent. A blend of Sherlock Holmes and  
                                                                                                                                        Watson

Nurse Paisley           Late 40's    Spinsterish, serious, severe, nervous.

Synopsis

When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy "true crime" paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he is walking into. First he has to get past Dr. Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum wher Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the mysterious meat in the fridge? And why isn't the skeleton in the closet?

Mindgame is a puzzlebox of a play. A dazzling thriller and a jet black comedy that twists it's way to a chilling conclusion.

View Event →
Feb
4
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - Blackadder

Mid/late August 2018

Blackadder (at Pavilions Teignmouth) –
by Richard Curtis/Ben Elton

Directed by Amy Burton-Smith

 

Reading:  Sunday 4th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th February 2018

Characters:

Edmund - (m) sarcastic and dry character

George - (m) upper class twit with no common sense at all

Baldrick - (m) no brain at all and repulsive in every level

Melchett - (m) eccentric man in charge

Darling - (m) intelligent man who has a dislike for Blackadder. Ideally the actor in this role can mimic the eye twitch that Tim mcinnerny has in the series.

 

The following are episode specific so can be doubled. 

MAJOR STAR

Bob - (f) an eager young lady with a good singing voice. 

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 

Perkins - (m) camp prison guard 

Corporal Jones - (m) loud and cheerful leader of the firing squad

The firing squad:

Private Robinson (m)

Private Fraser (m)

Private Tipplewick (m) 

Clerk of the court (m) non speaking role

GOODBYEE

Field Marshal Haig - (m) no nonsense character. His word is final.

Voice (Offstage) - (m) needs a loud shout 

 

View Event →
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Blackadder

Mid/late August 2018

Blackadder (at Pavilions Teignmouth) –
by Richard Curtis/Ben Elton

Directed by Amy Burton-Smith

Auditions:  Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th February 2018

Show dates 14th - 18th August

Characters:

Edmund - (m) sarcastic and dry character

George - (m) upper class twit with no common sense at all

Baldrick - (m) no brain at all and repulsive in every level

Melchett - (m) eccentric man in charge

Darling - (m) intelligent man who has a dislike for Blackadder. Ideally the actor in this role can mimic the eye twitch that Tim mcinnerny has in the series.

 

The following are episode specific so can be doubled. 

MAJOR STAR

Bob - (f) an eager young lady with a good singing voice. 

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 

Perkins - (m) camp prison guard 

Corporal Jones - (m) loud and cheerful leader of the firing squad

The firing squad:

Private Robinson (m)

Private Fraser (m)

Private Tipplewick (m) 

Clerk of the court (m) non speaking role

GOODBYEE

Field Marshal Haig - (m) no nonsense character. His word is final.

Voice (Offstage) - (m) needs a loud shout 

 

View Event →
Feb
11
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Blackadder

Mid/late August 2018

Blackadder (at Pavilions Teignmouth) –
by Richard Curtis/Ben Elton

Directed by Amy Burton-Smith

Auditions:  Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th February 2018

Show dates 14th - 18th August

Characters:

Edmund - (m) sarcastic and dry character

George - (m) upper class twit with no common sense at all

Baldrick - (m) no brain at all and repulsive in every level

Melchett - (m) eccentric man in charge

Darling - (m) intelligent man who has a dislike for Blackadder. Ideally the actor in this role can mimic the eye twitch that Tim mcinnerny has in the series.

 

The following are episode specific so can be doubled. 

MAJOR STAR

Bob - (f) an eager young lady with a good singing voice. 

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 

Perkins - (m) camp prison guard 

Corporal Jones - (m) loud and cheerful leader of the firing squad

The firing squad:

Private Robinson (m)

Private Fraser (m)

Private Tipplewick (m) 

Clerk of the court (m) non speaking role

GOODBYEE

Field Marshal Haig - (m) no nonsense character. His word is final.

Voice (Offstage) - (m) needs a loud shout 

 

View Event →
Feb
25
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - Haunting Julia

September 25th-29th 2018

Haunting Julia – Alan Ackbourn

directed by John Miles

Reading:  Sunday 25th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 28th February and Sunday 4th March 2018

Show dates: 25th - 29th September 2018

Characters:

Joe -   Julia’s father. No-nonsense Northerner who loved his daughter...perhaps too much.   60s.

Andy - Julia’s boyfriend just before her suicide, twelve years ago. Now married.   30s.

Ken -   A psychic (and rather a poor one!) It transpires that Ken used to be the janitor when Julia was living here.  He was her confidant in troubled times. 40s.

The principal character, Julia, is never seen, however her voice is heard over the museum’s sound system.

Synopsis

Joe has bought his daughter Julia’s old student accommodation and the house next door. She was a gifted classical composer, who committed suicide in this room.  It’s now part of a Music Centre, dedicated to Julia, which has facilities for aspiring young musicians and has become a popular tourist venue with the many fans of Julia’s outstanding musical compositions.

Joe invites Andy, Julia’s boyfriend, to see the new exhibition. Unknown to Andy, a psychic, Ken, has also been invited, deliberately to confront Andy and perhaps throw some light on Julia’s enigmatic death.

Why did she take her life when her future was so bright? Why did she visit Ken instead of going to see her parents? Was Joe the cause of her death?

A drama with supernatural overtones... not the usual Ayckbourn play.

View Event →
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Haunting Julia

Haunting Julia – Alan Ackbourn

directed by John Miles

Reading:  Sunday 25th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 28th February and Sunday 4th March 2018

Show dates: 25th - 29th September 2018

Characters:

Joe -   Julia’s father. No-nonsense Northerner who loved his daughter...perhaps too much.   60s.

Andy - Julia’s boyfriend just before her suicide, twelve years ago. Now married.   30s.

Ken -   A psychic (and rather a poor one!) It transpires that Ken used to be the janitor when Julia was living here.  He was her confidant in troubled times. 40s.

The principal character, Julia, is never seen, however her voice is heard over the museum’s sound system.

Synopsis

Joe has bought his daughter Julia’s old student accommodation and the house next door. She was a gifted classical composer, who committed suicide in this room.  It’s now part of a Music Centre, dedicated to Julia, which has facilities for aspiring young musicians and has become a popular tourist venue with the many fans of Julia’s outstanding musical compositions.

Joe invites Andy, Julia’s boyfriend, to see the new exhibition. Unknown to Andy, a psychic, Ken, has also been invited, deliberately to confront Andy and perhaps throw some light on Julia’s enigmatic death.

Why did she take her life when her future was so bright? Why did she visit Ken instead of going to see her parents? Was Joe the cause of her death?

A drama with supernatural overtones... not the usual Ayckbourn play.

View Event →
Mar
4
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Haunting Julia

Haunting Julia – Alan Ackbourn

directed by John Miles

Reading:  Sunday 25th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 28th February and Sunday 4th March 2018

Show dates: 25th - 29th September 2018

Characters:

Joe -   Julia’s father. No-nonsense Northerner who loved his daughter...perhaps too much.   60s.

Andy - Julia’s boyfriend just before her suicide, twelve years ago. Now married.   30s.

Ken -   A psychic (and rather a poor one!) It transpires that Ken used to be the janitor when Julia was living here.  He was her confidant in troubled times. 40s.

The principal character, Julia, is never seen, however her voice is heard over the museum’s sound system.

Synopsis

Joe has bought his daughter Julia’s old student accommodation and the house next door. She was a gifted classical composer, who committed suicide in this room.  It’s now part of a Music Centre, dedicated to Julia, which has facilities for aspiring young musicians and has become a popular tourist venue with the many fans of Julia’s outstanding musical compositions.

Joe invites Andy, Julia’s boyfriend, to see the new exhibition. Unknown to Andy, a psychic, Ken, has also been invited, deliberately to confront Andy and perhaps throw some light on Julia’s enigmatic death.

Why did she take her life when her future was so bright? Why did she visit Ken instead of going to see her parents? Was Joe the cause of her death?

A drama with supernatural overtones... not the usual Ayckbourn play.

View Event →
Apr
8
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - My Old Lady

November 6th-10th 2018

My Old Lady – Israel Horvitz

directed by Steph Austin

Reading:  Sunday 8th April 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 11th and Sunday 15th April 2019

Characters:

       Mathias "Jim" Gold. American 55-65 still handsome.

       Mathilde Gifard  French 94, still beautiful

       Chloe Giffard, her daughter, French, 55, still beautiful

Synopsis

Mathilde and Chloe do not need to speak with French accents throughout the play. However, occasional lines are in French, and these must sound right, so a credible French accent will be required.  Jim must have a detectable American accent.

Jim, a down on his luck, middle-aged American inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father. He plans to solve all his financial problems by selling it. But when he arrives on the doorstep, he discovers, to his dismay, that an elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law, and she is not about to give them up. Because he has nowhere else to go, she invites him to stay in the apartment. A spiral of friendship and romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter  lead to some uncomfortable and tragic revelations about his father which affect the lives of all  concerned. 

This is a poignant play, with strong roles for all three characters. 

View Event →
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - My Old Lady

November 6th-10th 2018

My Old Lady – Israel Horvitz

directed by Steph Austin

 

Reading:  Sunday 8th April 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 11th and Sunday 15th April 2019

Characters:

       Mathias "Jim" Gold. American 55-65 still handsome.

       Mathilde Gifard  French 94, still beautiful

       Chloe Giffard, her daughter, French, 55, still beautiful

Synopsis

Mathilde and Chloe do not need to speak with French accents throughout the play. However, occasional lines are in French, and these must sound right, so a credible French accent will be required.  Jim must have a detectable American accent.

Jim, a down on his luck, middle-aged American inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father. He plans to solve all his financial problems by selling it. But when he arrives on the doorstep, he discovers, to his dismay, that an elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law, and she is not about to give them up. Because he has nowhere else to go, she invites him to stay in the apartment. A spiral of friendship and romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter  lead to some uncomfortable and tragic revelations about his father which affect the lives of all  concerned. 

This is a poignant play, with strong roles for all three characters. 

View Event →
Apr
15
2:30 PM14:30

Audition - My Old Lady

November 6th-10th 2018

My Old Lady – Israel Horvitz

directed by Steph Austin

Reading:  Sunday 8th April 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 11th and Sunday 15th April 2019

Characters:

       Mathias "Jim" Gold. American 55-65 still handsome.

       Mathilde Gifard  French 94, still beautiful

       Chloe Giffard, her daughter, French, 55, still beautiful

Synopsis

Mathilde and Chloe do not need to speak with French accents throughout the play. However, occasional lines are in French, and these must sound right, so a credible French accent will be required.  Jim must have a detectable American accent.

Jim, a down on his luck, middle-aged American inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father. He plans to solve all his financial problems by selling it. But when he arrives on the doorstep, he discovers, to his dismay, that an elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law, and she is not about to give them up. Because he has nowhere else to go, she invites him to stay in the apartment. A spiral of friendship and romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter  lead to some uncomfortable and tragic revelations about his father which affect the lives of all  concerned. 

This is a poignant play, with strong roles for all three characters. 

View Event →