Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Auditions: ‘When We Are Married’ by J.B. Priestley at Chester Theatre Group


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Open auditions for ‘When We Are Married’ by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Cindy Alexander

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?

Performances: March 4 - 19, 2016
Black-River-Playhouse-chester Auditions: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:00pm and Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00pm at Chester Theatre Group (Black River Playhouse)– 54 Grove Street,  Chester, NJ

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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

A reporter from the Yorkshire Argus News Fred Dyson

Photographer from the Yorkshire Argus News
Henry Ormonroyd – a contemporary of the couples

The Maid, in her 20s Ruby Birtle

The Charwoman –an older lady Mrs. Northrup

A women of questionable reputation Lottie Grady

The Vicar Rev. Clement Mercer

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