Jan 2 & 3, 2020 at 7 - 8:30 PM
Handke Family Center
Please prepare a short monologue and expect to read from the script
Friday 2/21 7:00 pm
Saturday 2/22 7:00 pm
Sunday 2/23 2:00 pm
Friday 2/28 7:00 pm
Saturday 2/29 7:00 pm
Sunday 3/1/20 2:00 pm
Charley and Myra Brock are celebrating their 10th anniversary and have invited all their good friends. Chris and Ken Gorman, a legal couple, are the first ones to arrive. They show up only to find that Myra is missing and Charley has “accidentally” shot himself in the ear. Charley is unconscious and so unable to tell them what happened. Charley is the deputy Mayor of New York City and, hoping to avoid a scandal, Ken and Chris go about covering up what they assume to be the truth of the situation. As the rest of the guests arrive — Claire and Len Ganz, Ernie and Cookie Cusack, and Cassie and Glenn Cooper — the story of Charley and Myra’s anniversary evening gone awry grows and develops. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
KEN GORMAN – (late 30’s - 40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his
CHRIS GORMAN – (late 20’s - mid-30’s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which
drives her to drink a bit more.
LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s, early 40’s) A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent
destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant
of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in. A bit of a drama queen.
CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’s) Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and
others'). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip. Is a bit controlling.
ERNIE CUSACK – (Mid 40’s - Early 50’s) A psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.
COOKIE CUSACK – (40’s) Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms.
Pretentious and supposes herself as famous because of her cooking show. A bit absent-minded at times.
GLENN COOPER – (30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his
own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair
(which he may or may not be).
CASSIE COOPER – (late 20’s, early 30’s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her
husband's relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to
calm herself down.
OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-50) A city police officer having a rough night. Does not
tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.
OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (20-30) Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.