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Chelmsford Players AUDITIONS
THE CHELMSFORD PLAYERS WILL BE HOLDING AUDITIONS for the upcoming fall show "Yes, My Darling Daughter" – written in 1937 by former Chelmsford resident Mark Reed.
When recent college graduate Ellen Murray decides to spend the weekend with her handsome boyfriend Douglas Hall who is on the verge of embarking on a two year job in Belgium her mother Ann Whitman Murray is outraged. This comes as a shock to Ellen since her mother is a well known writer whose feminist views reach all the way back to her Greenwich Village days when she was an advocate of free thinking and free love. Will Ellen spend the weekend with Doug? Will her Father find out? The comic plot develops as Ellen argues her case for women’s freedom and independence, all in the back drop of a Connecticut country house.
Ellen Murray – (Daughter) early 20’s, recent college graduate, torn between being a good daughter and living life the way she wants to, free spirited and determined
Lewis Murray – (Father) mid-40s to mid-50’s, hearty, tanned, playfully blunt man who clearly loves his wife and daughter.
Constance Nevins – (Aunt) a several times divorced mid-to-late 30’s, stylish, chic, young looking woman who is affectionate and hasn’t let her embittering martial career get her down
Martha – (Maid) – older woman, Scottish accent, noiseless enters and exits a room, gives the impression that she knows everything that goes on within the house
Ann Whitman Murray – (Mother) – mid to early 40’s - her name has carried considerable prestige in the newspaper and feminist world, but in appearance Ann looks like a woman comfortable in her own skin, human, motherly and strikes one instantly as a personality and a profoundly charming woman
Titus Jaywood – (Visitor) - mid to early 40’s – Alert and charming Englishman, wears conservative business suits.
Douglas Hall – (Ellen’s boyfriend) – mid- 20’s – forceful young man, his clothes are well made but rather worn looking, determined, well mannered and clearly in love with Ellen.
The Auditions for this show will be held August 14th and August 16th, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, call-backs Saturday August 18th from 10am – 12noon.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A copy of the script is on reserve at the Chelmsford Public Library Main Branch.
The auditions will take place at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts : http://www.chelmsfordarts.com/ 1A North Road, Chelmsford Mass – in the center of Chelmsford.
Rehearsals for the production will begin Wednesday September 12, 2012 and will be every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30pm – 9:30pm..
Shows: Friday October 19, Saturday October 20th both starting at 8pm. Sunday October 21 matinee at 2:00 PM and last performance is Saturday October 27, 2012.
More About Chelmsford Center for the Arts
Chelmsford Center for the Arts is a public art space located on North Road in Chelmsford. The Center features regularly scheduled exhibits by both local and visiting artists in addition to offering studio space rentals, hosting classes, presenting seminars and holding community activities. For more information about the gallery and upcoming events, visit the Chelmsford Center for the Arts website.
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