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August 20, 2016    Bookmark and Share

Additional Audition Scheduled for "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
  • directed by Jenny Benjamin Rider

Attention: third audition date added, Wednesday, August 24th, 6:30 pm, Hallowell City Hall Council Chambers (downstairs).

The Man Who Came to Dinner features roles for 15 men and 5 women. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

About the Play

Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid; ex-convicts are invited to meals; and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. It would take a stoical housewife to harbor penguins in her library, an octopus in her cellar, and 10,000 cockroaches in her kitchen. When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man.


  • Sheridan Whiteside, middle-aged, celebrity
  • Maggie Cutler, Whiteside’s private secretary for the past ten years
  • Mr. Earnest W. Stanley, reluctant host to the demanding invalid
  • Mrs. Stanley (Daisy), highly strung wife
  • Richard Stanley, talented amateur photographer
  • June Stanley, young union organizer
  • Harriet Stanley, elderly, eccentric, live-in sister with a sinister past
  • Miss Preen, nurse who attends to Whiteside.
  • John, The Stanley’s star-struck butler
  • Sarah John’s wife, household cook.
  • Miss Dexter and Mrs. McCutcheon, star-struck neighbors
  • Dr. Bradley, Whiteside’s doctor
  • Bert Jefferson, An interesting-looking young man
  • Lorraine Sheldon, a temperamental, acid-tongued, actress
  • Sandy, June’s Union-organizer boyfriend
  • Beverley Carlton, flamboyant English Entertainer
  • Banjo, vaudeville-style movie comedian
  • Additional supporting roles

Production Dates:

  • Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 13, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday. November 20, 2:00 pm matinee

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