Don’t Dress for Dinner
By Marc Camoletti
Directed by Randy Anger
July 30 and 31, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546, Callbacks by invitation only on Thursday August 2.
No appointments. No Pay. Non AEA. Cold readings from the script.
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Don’t Dress for Dinner is a frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard sees an opportunity for a cozy weekend with his mistress. He invites his friend Robert along as his alibi, and hires a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights. But when Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming for a visit everything changes! One impossible situation leads to another as the hapless friend Robert finds himself the target of both amorous attention and wrathful vengeance, while Bernard tries desperately to salvage a scrap of illicit bliss from the wreckage of the weekend. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Bernard (Lead): Male, 30-50
Jacqueline’s husband, handsome businessman, flirtatious, dapper, self-assured, country gentleman, British accent.
Jacqueline (Lead): Female, 30-50
Bernard’s wife, lovely, assertive, romantic, intelligent, a beautiful modern woman, British accent.
Robert (Supporting): Male, 30-50
Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover, handsome, reserved, seems lika an all-around nice guy but is a scoundrel, British accent.
Suzette (Supporting): Female, 30-50
the cook, friendly, working class, funny, great body, a swan beneath the duckling exterior, French accent.
Suzanne (Supporting): Female, 30-50
Bernard’s mistress, a fashion model with a great body, chic, stylish, easily flustered, British accent.
Georges (Supporting): Male, 30-50
Suzette’s husband, big, strong, protective of Suzette, not one to indulge in fooling around French accent.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin late August 2018 (Mon.-Thu., 7-10 p.m.); runs Oct 19 – Nov 11, 2018 (Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m.). All rehearsals and performances will be held at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Questions? Contact Chanticleers Theatre Artistic Director, John Baiocchi at firstname.lastname@example.org