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Secondary Cause of Death Sex Please We're Sixty

 

Preparation:  All roles are available. Reading from the script and some light improve will be used for the auditions. No need to prepare audition materials.

Please bring any known conflicts.

 

Secondary Cause of Death

Comedy/ Thriller  by Peter Gordon

Directed by: Mary Beth Topf

Show Synopsis:

Secondary Cause of Death is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the author's hit comedy thriller Murdered to Death. It's now 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Having inherited Bagshot House, Colonel Charles Craddock has converted the property into a hotel for the discerning visitor. Soon Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for Colonel Craddock. But that's just the beginning—who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army captain? And where does the flamboyant thespian Cardew Longfellow fit into the picture? When Joan Maple's sister Cynthia arrives to stage a murder mystery evening, it's not long before Pratt's visit turns into a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher than ever! 

 

Character List:

  • Lady Isadora Pollock
  • Count Puchlik of Puszczykowo - a Polish gentleman.
  • Colonel Charles Craddock, retired
  • Captain Henrietta Woolmer-Cardington, an ATS Officer
  • Cynthia Maple
  • Cardew Longfellow, a Thespian (played by same actor as Colonel Craddock)
  • Martha Armstrong, Housekeeper
  • Lily Tuthill, Cook
  • Inspector Pratt
  • Nurse Ann Parsley

Performance dates:  

March 8 - 9 & 15, 16 (matinee & evening), 17

 

Sex Please We’re Sixty

Comedy by Michael Parker & Susan Parker

Directed by: Heather Hernandez

 

Show Synopsis:

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, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "Bud the Stud" Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but really doesn't do anything to prevent it. She reluctantly accepts the fact that "Bud the Stud" is, in fact, good for business. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called "Venusia," after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested. 

Add to the guest list three older women: Victoria Ambrose, a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson a friend of Henry's who has agreed to test the Venusia: and Charmaine Beauregard, a "Southern Belle" whose libido does not need to be increased! Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain all three women! The women mix up Bud's Viagra pills with the Venusia, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions. 

 

Character List:

  • BUD DAVIS - age 70 +; the next-door neighbor to Mrs. Stancliffes' Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast; weak, frail looking (the frailer the better), however, over the years, he has become renowned among the female guests as "Bud the Stud;" very elderly, somewhat infirm, chauvinistic, brazen, but likeable
  • MRS. STANCLIFFE - age 60 +; the owner of Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast; a severe woman both in dress and manner; pursued by her next door neighbor, Henry; sensible, practical, punctual, business like, menopausal, but finally radiant and sensuous
  • HENRY MITCHELL - age 60+; a retired chemist and Mrs. Stancliffe's "Gentleman Caller;" a mild mannered man who has proposed to Mrs. Stancliffe every afternoon for twenty years; has developed Venusia; eventually comes out of his shell
  • VICTORIA AMBROSE - age 50+; a renowned author who writes steamy romantic novels; pines for romance in her personal life, but finds none; readily joins the plot to turn "Bud the Stud" into "Bud the Dud;" pretty, serious, intelligent, menopausal
  • HILLARY HUDSON - age 50+; beautiful, well educated, articulate, and sophisticated in both manner and dress; old friend and co-worker of Henry's, who agrees to test the Venusia pills; elegant, charming, and menopausal
  • CHARMAINE BEAUREGARD - age 50+; the quintessential southern belle; definitely here at Rose Cottage for Bud and becomes the leading light in the plot to tame him; voluptuous, out-going, gushing, demonstrative, menopausal

 

Performance dates:  

April 12 - 14 & 27, 28(matinee & evening), 28

 

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