The Cannon Theatre

How The Other Half Loves AUDITIONS

How the Other Half Loves is a 1969 play in two acts by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. There are three couples in this play, the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce. The play is known to have secured Ayckbourn’s runaway success as a playwright.


Cast: 3 male / 3 female


Character Summaries:

Fiona Foster: Married to Frank Foster. Having an affair with Bob Phillips, her husband’s employee. Self-assured. (Upper middle class, late 40’s/early 50’s) 

Frank Foster: Married to Fiona Foster. Owns his own company which employs both Bob Phillips and William Detweiler. A bit dotty, perhaps borderline dementia. (Upper middle class, slightly older than Fiona) 

Teresa Phillips: Married to Bob Phillips. Trying to keep her marriage, home, and her life together. Looking for some purpose in her life. A bit frowsy. (Middle class housewife, late 30’s / early 40’s) 

Bob Phillips: Married to Teresa Phillips. Having an affair with Fiona Foster, his boss’s wife. Frustrated in his marriage and his home life. (Middle class working stiff, early 40’s) 

William Detweiler: Married to Mary Detweiler. Works for Frank Foster in accounting. Sucks up to Frank Foster. Something of a control freak when it comes to Mary Detweiler, his wife. A bit nerdy but overcompensates for it. (Middle class, late 30’s) 

Mary Detweiler: Married to William Detweiler. Controlled by William Deweiler, her husband. Inhibited. Shy. Insecure in social situations. (Middle class, late 30’s) 

Please prepare a short comedic monologue or a funny story to tell (under 3 minutes). You will also be asked to do cold readings from the script with other auditioners (be sure to bring your favorite British accent along!).

Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Friday June 28 at 7:00 PM.

Rehearsals will start August 15, 2019, and will generally be scheduled Monday and Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. Please note that not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. 

Performances will be: October 25 - November 16 (Friday and Saturday nights plus two Saturday matinees Nov 2 and 9).

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Location: The Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Road, Littleton, MA

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Location: The Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Road, Littleton, MA

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
06/24/2019 (Mon.) 7:00pm - 9:00pm  

Audition (15)

8 of 15 slots filled
Hannah Kazimer
Jeremy McMahon
William Novakowski
Ginny Carpenter
For the roles of either Fiona or Terry
John Lynch
Mi Grey
Melissa Eldredge
Jo Ann Kaplan
06/26/2019 (Wed.) 7:00pm - 9:00pm  

Audition (15)

5 of 15 slots filled
Kathleen O'Connor
Matt Foster
Melissa Eldredge
Lee Pallotta
Pamela Schweppe
8:00pm - 8:45pm  


Christine Booth

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