Upcoming Auditions


December 10 & 11- "Sex Please, We're Sixty!" - 6:30pm,
Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbirdge, MA

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday and Wednesday nights. Performance dates are February 9, 10, 16, 17 & 18 at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The six-member cast consists of two men and four women ages 50-70.

Character Descriptions:

Bud Davis (age 70ish) - he is weak, frail looking and appears at first glance to have “One foot in the grave.” However, he has become renowned amount the female guests at the Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast as “Bud the Stud.” He enchants them all with his silver tongue and sexual prowess. (Elderly, chauvinistic, brazen, but likeable)

Mrs. Stancliffe (age 60ish) - the owner of the Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast. She is a severe woman in both dress and manner. Precise in speech and punctuality, she gives the impression of efficiency and competence. Pursued by her next-door neighbor Henry, she refuses to let him into her life, until surprising events finally bring them together. (Sensible, practical, punctual, business like, menopausal)

Henry Mitchell (age 60ish) – a retired chemist and Mrs. Stancliffe’s “Gentleman Caller.” He is mild mannered and has proposed to Mrs. Stancliffe every afternoon for twenty years. He is the perfect gentleman and shows a great deal of respect for all the woman around him. (Gentle, caring, thoughtful, loveable)

Victoria Ambrose (age 50ish) – a renowned author who writes steamy romantic novels. She pines for romance in her personal life, but finds none. (Pretty, serious, intelligent, and menopausal)

Hillary Hudson (50ish) – she is beautiful, well educated, articulate and sophisticated in both manner and dress. She is an old friend and co-worker of Henry’s. (Elegant, charming, intelligent, menopausal)

Charmaine Beaurgard (age 50ish) – is the quintessential southern belle. She is definitely at the Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast for “Bud the Stud.” (Voluptuous, out-going, gushing, demonstrative, menopausal)

This comedy will be directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum and produced by Kathi Grenier

The Story:
Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next-door neighbor, Bud “Bud the Stud” Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The fun begins as her 3 guests arrive and they turn the table on Bud and Mrs. Stancliffe’s suitor, Henry, in an uproarious funny attempt to show them who is the smarter sex.

For more information please contact Lou-Ellen Corkum (774-230-1321) or Kathi Grenier (508-245-3596).

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