Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater • Albany, OR

Now in our 73rd season

Charley's Aunt

By Brandon Thomas

Directed by: Shauna Kiefiuk & Stephanie Schwarz 

Auditions: Oct. 2, 22, 23 (callbacks), 2024

Performances: Jan. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19(m), 23, 24, 25, 2025

Jack Chesney loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, “where the nuts come from”. Cancelling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their feckless Oxford undergrad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig. As “Charley’s Aunt”, this charming frump is introduced to the ladies, to Jack’s father and to Stephen Spettigue, Amy’s guardian. When the real aunt turns up, classic comic confusion ensues as Fancourt Babberley, posing as “Charley’s Aunt”, tricks Spettigue into agreeing to the marriage of his ward, the real aunt marries Jack’s father, Jack gets Miss Verdun, and Fanny Babs regains the fortune he lost at gambling as well as the girl he loves.

Director

Shauna Kiefiuk has been involved with ACT since 2002. Previously, she has directed The Dinner Party, The Unexpected Guest, Rabbit Hole, The Butler Did ItThe Odd Couple and Independence. Shauna has been onstage in several shows as well as musicals. She was the assistant director for Fat PigHay FeverThe Game’s Afoot and A Little Piece of Heaven. Shauna also serves on the ACT Board.

Director’s email: theatregirl21@yahoo.com

Cast of Characters

Ash: Ant
Linda: Emilie Sass
Cheryl: Ashlee Nunez
Annie: Jessica Moyer
Scott: James Murray V
Shelly: Lucy Elgin
Ed: Olivia Pereyra
Jake: Maximilian Corneliusen
Fake Shemp: Hunter O’Guinn Briggs