"Perfect Arrangement" by Topher Payne
directed by Terry Sagedy
produced by Sarah Denn
BOB MARTINDALE - 30s-40s, A WWII veteran.
MILLIE MARTINDALE - late 20s-30s, Bob's wife. Plays "The dizzy wife" when people are in the house, but actually very quick-witted and observant. Smart enough to maintain the act.
NORMA BAXTER - 30s, The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State.
JIM BAXTER - 20s-30s, Norma's husband. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy.
THEODORE SUNDERSON - 40s-50s, The boss. A patriotic windbag.
KITTY SUNDERSON - 40s, Ted's wife. Legitimately ditzy.
BARBARA GRANT - 40s, A formidable opponent. No-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary.
AUDITION dates TBA
Its 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. Theres just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each others partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two All-American couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
[A] clever canapé of a comedy...Mr. Payne is a deft and witty writer." - The New York Times
As hiding gets harder, pitch-perfect comedy ensues: slamming doors, strange disguises, preposterous excuses....Eventually, the four must decide whether face-saving domestic lies are worth it, or whether ostracism beats living in fear. In our own era of surveillance and paranoia, their mid-century problems dont feel so far away. - The New Yorker
PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Topher Payne, directed by Terry Sagedy opens on Friday night, April 25 with performances Fri. and Sat. nights at 8pm and Sun. at 2pm through May 11. A free preview performance for area senior citizens will be held on Thurs., April 24 at 8PM. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for students, available at the box office or online at www.BrookfieldTheatre.org
Perfect Arrangement is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|