Last updated May 22, 2012
Albany Civic Theater
by Noël Coward
Directed by John Carone
Auditions March 4, 5, callbacks March 6
Performances May 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 (m), 30, 31, June 1, 2013
In the 1920's, in the English countryside, the Bliss family lives in a state of artistic, bohemian untidiness, which is made even more chaotic when each of the four members of the family invites a guest for the weekend... without actually getting around to telling anyone else. The sudden influx of outsiders, and the Bliss family's way of dealing with their own quirks and their guests', drives Noël Coward's farcical comedy through a weekend of word games, romantic temptations, blazing rows, and desperate attempts to survive another moment of Bliss-filled havoc!
Cast of characters
Johanna Spencer as Judith Bliss
John Elliott as David Bliss
Kati Burkhart as Sorel Bliss
James Murray as Simon Bliss
Suzy Herbert as Myra Arundel
John Tabor as Richard Greatham
Stephanie Hight as Jackie Coryton
Tyler Santos as Sandy Tyrell
Susan Jones as Clara
For more information, contact the director at email@example.com.
John Carone directed ACT's Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters in 2011, and served as assistant director for Humble Boy in 2009. He has appeared in nine ACT plays - Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Miser, Hedda Gabler, Witness for the Prosecution, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Fawlty Towers, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). He has also been part of plays at Oregon State University, Corvallis Community Theatre (including Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons and assistant director for I Hate Hamlet), and Majestic Theatre Management (in All the Great Books (abridged) and Camping with Henry and Tom). A member of the Majestic Theatre board, his most recent theatre experience was as a director for the Majestic's original one-act festival P3: A Pie, A Pint, A Play. He lives in Corvallis and works for Korvis as a technical writer.
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