by Rick Abbott

Director: Mary Beth Levrio


Monday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00 PM

at the Old Line Properties Office, 361 Main Street, Gaithersburg 20878 (Kentlands)

CALLBACKS (if necessary, by invitation only):

Thursday, February 28th - 7:00 PM


April 26th and 27th at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn


  • Audition forms will be available at the door
  • Please bring a theatrical resume and headshot (if you have one). Pictures may also be taken upon arrival for reference
  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You may also bring a brief (one minute or less) prepared monologue to present
  • Please be prepared to present a list of conflicts from February through April
  • Any questions can be sent to


This is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does - and when the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax through a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter!


ALL ROLES OPEN, Non-Union/Non-Paid

AGGIE MANVILLE - a stage manager and prompter

GERALDINE "GERRY" DUNBAR - a community theatre director

HENRY BENISH ("Lord Dudley") - a Character Actor

POLLY BENISH ("Lady Margaret") - a Character Actress

MARLA "SMITTY" SMITH ("Doris the maid") - a supporting player

SAUL WATSON ("Doctor Rex Forbes") - a Villian

BILLY CAREWE ("Stephen Sellers") - a Juvenile

VIOLET IMBRY ("Diana Lassiter") - an Ingenue

LOUISE PEARY - a sound-and-lighting-and-scenic technician

PHYLLIS MONTAGUE - a novice playwright in the community