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ADULT AUDITIONS for 2018-19 Season

Sunday June 10 – 5-8pm

Monday June 11 – 6-9pm

Auditions held at Madison Opera, 335 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Sign Up for an Audition Slot on one of the dates via this LINK

CTM recognizes the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience and community on stage and actively recruits and seeks performers of color for all casting

As of May 1, 2018 most adult roles still available

Please bring a current headshot and resume to your audition

Charlotte’s Web
Directed by Mike Lawler; runs October 5 – 21, 2018; rehearsals begin September 4, 2018
(4M, 3F, 2 either) Some adults play multiple roles. The role of Charlotte has been cast.

A Christmas Carol
Directed by James Ridge; runs December 8 – 23, 2018; rehearsals begin approx. November 5, 2018
Large cast of principal, support and ensemble roles. Most roles are available as of May 1, 2018.

How I Became A Pirate (musical)
Guest Director; runs February 15 – March 3, 2019; rehearsals begin approx. January 8, 2019
(2M, 3 either) Strong singers and comedic actors. Should be comfortable with dance/movement.

Tibet Through The Red Box
Directed by Roseann Sheridan; runs March 9 – 18, 2019; rehearsals begin approx. February 5, 2019
(2-3M, 2-3F) Also actively seeking percussionists/drummers (Tibetan, Taiko, et cetera).

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka (musical)
Guest Director; runs April 26 – May 12, 2019; rehearsals begin March 27, 2019
(5m, 5F) Varying ages and vocal ranges. Adults will play more than one role; all except Willy Wonka and Grandpa Joe will also be part of the ensemble.

Please note: all shows include a number of daytime school matinees.

Musical Audition Preparation: please come prepared with two contrasting 16-bar pieces from classical or contemporary musical theater. Bring sheet music in a 3-ring binder, clearly marked. A piano accompanist will be provided. Be prepared and dressed appropriately for a dance call at the end of the hour in which you are auditioning.

Non-Musical Audition Preparation: please come prepared with one modern or contemporary monologue under two minutes long.

Adult actors (over 21 and/or out of college) are paid. A limited number of out of town actors can be hired and housed for each production. All productions perform in Overture Center and rehearse in downtown Madison (except A Christmas Carol).

Complete casting breakdown and more detailed information about rehearsals, performance schedule, etc. will be posted at and available at auditions.


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) seeks a part-time marketing intern to assist with day-to-day tasks and promote the Company’s productions and special events. This position reports to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s marketing director.


Position is 10-12 hours per week, largely within business hours. The internship is designed to last through the conclusion of MCT’s first show of the season, at the end of August, but could be extended or adjusted depending on candidates’ availability and MCT staff discretion.


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Assist in writing, editing, and designing of MCT print materials including, but not limited to: advertisements and other promotional materials, e-newsletters, MCT Friends and special event communications, press releases, and audience guides.
  • Work with the marketing director on social media campaigns, participate in writing and posting to MCT blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Assist managing director and marketing director in planning and marketing special events for MCT subscribers and donors.
  • Researching and generating group sales leads
  • Database and archive maintenance
  • Assisting with mailings and general office duties as assigned


Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and writing skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in MS Office. Experience with databases, email marketing, In Design/Adobe Creative Suite and social media preferred.


Internships are unpaid but can be used for school credit. Interns will also be given complimentary tickets to our productions and invitations to attend other MCT special events. Dates and hours are flexible.


To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Matthew Reddin, Marketing Director:



Founded in 1975, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit in intimate, audience-engaging settings, while principally employing and nurturing local theatre artists. MCT produces five plays each season at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.  For more information, visit

Seeking Designers

& Production Team Members

for the 2018-2019 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcase, to be produced in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.  This festival includes three fully produced one acts performed in repertory and a staged reading of three Honorable Mention scripts.


Design Conference: August 2018

Rehearsals: December 2018

Tech: January 7-9, 2019

Performance: January 10-13, 2019








Current students and recent graduates/young professionals are encouraged to apply.

MCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse pool of applicants.


  • Costume Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Scenic Designer
  • Prop Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Scenic Charge
  • Production Stage Manager: Rehearsal Stage Manager/Calling Stage Manager
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager/Deck Chief
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor



  • Applicants should have at least one design that has been built and used for a previous production.
  • Reference from a design professor, technical director, production manager or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with other design areas is a plus.


These positions are paid.


Check out for details.


Please send a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager, by June 30, 2018, to the address below or


Auditions for THE PRODUCERS! A large cast of singers, dancers, and actors is needed for this summer blockbuster!


THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners, as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”


At the 2001 Tony Awards, The Producers won 12 out of its 15 nominations, setting the record for most wins in history and becoming one of the few musicals to win in every category for which it was nominated

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomal Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 14th – Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Performances: Thursday, July 12th – Sunday, August 5th, 2018

THE PRODUCERS will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reggie Kurschner. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE PRODUCERS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must complete complete a parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please click here to print the needed minor audition form THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.


Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. They aim to produce the worst show ever and run away with millions, but they soon learn that show business can kick you in the teeth.

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

MAX BIALYSTOCK (ages 45 – 60): The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2

LEOPOLD BLOOM (ages 30 – 50): An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2

ROGER DE BRIS (ages 45 – 65): New York’s most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G#2

CARMEN GHIA (ages 30 – 45): Roger Debris’ faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3

FRANZ LIEBKIND (ages 40 – 60): German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Male Dancer/Singers (ages 16+) A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent will be used as well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must complete complete a parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please print form by clicking HERE – THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Female Character

ULLA (ages 25 – 35): A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Female Dancers – (ages 16+) A large ensemble of singer/dancer talent needed as well as an ensemble of actors age 30 – seniors will be needed.

Ensemble singer/dancers under the age of 18 must completea parental consent form to be considered for the show.  Please print form by clicking HERE – THE PRODUCERS AUDITION consent form.

Call the box office at 262-782-4430 or with any questions.


Renaissance Theaterworks

2018 Br!NK Br!efs Auditions

The Br!NK Br!efs are ten-minute plays written by Midwestern woman Playwrights that will be featured during our Br!NK New Play Festival Weekend at the Broadway Theater Center on the Cabaret Stage.

These exciting new plays will get their premiere at the festival, August 4-6, 2018!

Auditions for “The Br!efs” will be held at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N Broadway, 5th Floor, Milwaukee, WI) on Monday, May 21st beginning at 5:30 PM.

We have 10 roles available for women (various ages) – two are specifically for ages 50+ and 5 roles available for men(various ages).

Please prepare one contemporary, two-minute monologue for the audition – either comedic or dramatic and bring one headshot and resume if you have one.

Rehearsals will be July 22-August 5 – Please come to auditions with all conflicts ready for the rehearsal dates.

7/22  6-8PM 1st Read-Through
8/3  5-10PM TECH
8/4  2:30PM Performance 1 (preshow call times TBD)
8/5 – 2:30PM Performance 2 (preshow call times TBD)

8/6 – 7PM Performance 3 (preshow call times TBD)

If you are unable to join us for auditions, please contact with a headshot, resume, audition video, and any conflicts between July 22-August 5 between 10am-Midnight of those dates- due by Noon on May 21st.

We hope to see you there!

Date: 05/21/2018 (Mon.)

Location: Renaissance Theaterworks,158 N Broadway, 5th Floor, Room 5A, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Memories is excited to announce auditions for “Squirrels in the Attic”

May 21 & 22, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Those who wish to audition are free to choose one of the nights, there is no need to attend both nights. No prepared audition material will be needed. Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

Scripts may be checked out prior to auditions, but must be returned by Monday, May 12, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Feustel, Artistic Coordinator by email at or by calling 262-284-6850.

It is requested that those auditioning come prepared with their rehearsal availability and any known conflicts during the 6-8 weeks prior to the opening of the show(s) they are auditioning for. The rehearsal schedule will be developed based upon the availability of the chosen cast. Those wishing to be cast MUST be available for all performances.

Synopsis of the shows, as well as a listing of characters being cast, are listed below.
Memories strongly encourages all interested actors and actresses to audition, regardless of the age and physical descriptions of the characters, as flexibility within casting is always an option.


Lindsay Spencer, a free spirited, single woman in her late twenties, returns to her parents’ apartment after she’s in an auto accident for which her father, Charles Spencer, feels guilty of causing. Charles dotes on his only daughter, but her mother, Florence Spencer, is a more realistic critic of her daughter’s shortcomings. Florence, loving, but ordered, lofty, and patronizing, is dismayed to learn that her husband has invited Lindsay to live with them while she recuperates from the auto accident. When Florence learns that Lindsay’s boyfriend, Claude (an aspiring comedian), is also moving in with them, she is furious. Florence gives Charles an ultimatum: either he uninvites them or Florence is leaving him … for good! The side-splitting conflicts of lifestyles, living arrangements, and Florence’s “secret life” not only bring about a greater understanding between mother and daughter, but also lead to a hilarious conclusion.


Florence Spencer – (F,50 – 60)

An attractive female in her middle to late fifties. Florence is a strong-minded woman who is used to ruling her roost with minimal interference, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Florence is only somewhat resigned to her adult daughter’s current lifestyle and strives to guide Lindsay in the proper direction at every opportunity.

Charles Spencer (M,50-60)

Florence’s husband of some thirty odd years. He occasionally displays a flash of independence, but overall he understands that Florence runs their lives and he accepts that without serious complaint. He absolutely dotes on their only child, Lindsay, and would grant her any request he possibly could.

Lindsay Spencer (F,20-35)

A cheerful, single young woman in her mid to late twenties who is searching for a life: perhaps, a career or a husband or both – she’s not sure yet. Lindsay is a spontaneous and free-spirited individual who takes each day as it comes and is little concerned about either short or long-range planning.

Claude (M, 20-35) 

A somewhat sullen, self-centered young man in his mid to late twenties who is Lindsay’s current boyfriend. He sweeps up in his parents mortuary, but aspires to be a professional comedian.

Bill Payton (M,50-60)

Charles’s boss and owner of Payton Property Management, Inc. Bill is pompous, pretentious, and condescending. He is used to dominating everyone around him – except for Florence

2018 Performance Dates:

Production dates: Aug 7,8,9 & 14,15,16 – 1:45pm curtain and a 7:45 pm evening performances on Aug 14.

This production will be directed by Elaine Rewolinski and staged in the round.




The Milwaukee Entertainment Group will be holding Auditions for it’s 2018-19 Season on Saturday June 2nd from 10am-4pm and Sunday June 3rd from 5pm-9pm at the Brumder Mansion 3046 W Wisconsin Ave. Descriptions of our scheduled plays are posted below.

To set up an audition, please email Amanda at:
In the email please include a headshot and resume and the times you are available on the audition dates.

Please prepare a monologue under 3 minutes long and be ready for possible cold readings. If you are interested in singing in one of our shows with music, please also prepare a song of your choice that shows off your full vocal range to be sung a capella. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume to your audition and have conflicts available to share. Callbacks will be scheduled separately as needed for each production.


By Lillian Hellman
In the Subterranean Theatre at the Brumder Mansion

Directed by Dylan Sladky

Follow this link for Outskirts Audition Details:
For More Information about MEG please visit:

MEG’S 2018-2019 SEASON

By Matthew Konkel
September 7TH-22ND, 2018
Directed by Tom Marks


Eons ago (actually about 3 years) when the world was younger and some of us were shorter, MEG produced a hilarious radio-style show titled Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent by local playwright Matthew Konkel. He has now written a sequel to the show curiously titled: Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman. Employing the same silly noir-parody tone and live radio show format as the original, Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman is more amusing and more “radioing” than the first! In the new episode, Jake Revolver has left his investigative roots to open a successful, albeit obsolete, video repair business and is charged with finding the ominous and infamous Berlese VCR. It’s a seriously funny foray into the dark and hysterical world of a once secret agent turned small electronics mechanic. Don’t miss Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman!
By Joseph Kesselring
October 12TH-27TH, 2018
Directed by Zach Thomas Woods

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life, he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. Join us for this uproariously farce on plays involving murder.
December 7TH-22ND, 2018
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast
by Lance Arthur Smith
Original songs and arrangements by Jon Lorenz

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.
By Steven Carl Mccasland
March 22ND-April 6th, 2019
Directed by Bryce Lord

In 1980, Mary McCarthy told Dick Cavett that “everything Lillian Hellman says is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.” She also claimed to know a woman who could prove it. And with those words, a legendary literary feud began. In Little Wars, it’s France, 1940. Tensions are high. The booze is flowing. War is coming. Inspired by one of the literary world’s most famous scandals, Steven Carl McCasland’s LITTLE WARS features Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Alice B. Toklas and Muriel Gardiner having the best what-if dinner party imaginable. Together they’ll drink, scoff and face their demons. Everyone has a confession. Someone has a secret.

“Have you ever dreamed of attending one of Gertrude Stein’s infamous salons?… Little Wars…is about as close as you can get. I can’t recall the last time I saw so many incredible personalities portrayed on stage, let alone in a cast entirely of women.” – After Ellen

By Andrew Peterson
June 7th– 22nd, 2019
Directed by Robert A Zimmerman

Join us in witnessing the disastrously unsuccessful efforts of a buffoonish, egocentric director to stage a murder-mystery play at the Brumder Mansion. It is quirky, dark and absurd. We’d tell you ahead of time the name of the famous director who’s coming to The Brumder Mansion – but we’d have to kill you. Trust us – you’ve heard of him. You’ve stood in line to see his movies. You’ve seen them on Netflix… Some of you have probably even pirated them on the torrents (don’t worry – we won’t tell). And now he’s coming here. To Milwaukee. To take you behind the scenes of his next artistic sensation: Not Dead Yet. Don’t miss it.


Auditions and Designer Interviews


ACTORS         Saturday, May 5          2:00-5:00 p.m.

DESIGNERS  Sunday, April 29          11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT:  Arts@Large–908 South 5th Street


We are interested in current high school and college students, as well as early career actors and designers.  Performers of color, especially immigrant and refugee artists of any age, are especially encouraged. We hope casting will be representative of the full diversity of Milwaukee.  These are paid positions.


THE PIECE:  Jacque Troy of Arts@Large, who is an experienced Milwaukee theatre artist, will be writing an original piece based on her work with immigrant and refugee students in Milwaukee Public Schools.  The show will be performed at Paliafito Park at 3rd and Walker.


WHEN:  Final scheduling will be somewhat dependent on the artists who are hired for this project.  However, the plan is to begin rehearsals in mid-July and mount the show for two weekends (Thursday-Saturday) in mid-August.



  • Actors—Find a published poem that you believe reveals something about you. Memorize it, so it can be performed as a monologue.  There will be a very short interview about your selection afterward. Please also bring a headshot and resume if you have one.  Otherwise, bring a photo of yourself.  There will be an audition form to fill out on site.
  • Designers and technicians—Please bring a resume and portfolio to share during a brief interview.


To secure an audition or interview slot, please contact Jacque Troy via email


Please include in your email: Position Desired, Full Name, Age, Current School if Applicable—Actors should indicate preferred audition date

Sunset Playhouse announces auditions for its professional Musical MainStage series on Monday, May 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Playhouse, 700 Wall Street in Elm Grove. 

Reserve your 5 minute audition time slot by visiting our website, and clicking on our SignUp link.


Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time with a copy of your completed audition sheet and a head shot if you have one.

Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts requiring four professional singers and one Rising Star per show. Styles needed this season include rock, pop, standards, folk and soul.  Rehearsals are minimal and performances take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Students who will be enrolled in any area high school from September, 2018 – June, 2019 are eligible to be named a Rising Star.

All singers should bring 32 bars of sheet music in their key; an accompanist will be provided. Candidates should fill out either a PROFESSIONAL Audition Sheet or RISING STAR Audition Sheet.

For further questions please contact our box office at 262-782-4430 or check the FAQ for 2018-19.

Here is the rehearsal and show lineup for the 2018-19 season:


All rehearsals on Monday nights unless noted

All tech rehearsals Sunday nights

All shows Monday and Tuesday



Rehearsals: August 27, TUESDAY September 4 and 10

Tech: Sunday, September 16

Performances: September 17 – 18, 2018


FRANK & ELLA & FRIENDS (Jazz Legends)

Rehearsals: October 1, 8 and 15

Tech: October 21

Performances: October 22 – 23, 2018



Rehearsals: November 12, 19 and 26

Tech: December 2

Performances: December 3 – 4, 2018



Rehearsals: January 7, 14 and 21

Tech: January 27

Performances: January 28 – 29, 2019



Rehearsals: February 11, 18 and 25

Tech: March 3

Performances: March 4 – 5, 2019



Rehearsals: April 8, 15, and 22

Tech: April 28

Performances: April 29 – 30, 2019



Written by Lillian Hellman

Directed by by Dylan Sladky

Auditions will be held at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N Market St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Auditions for adult roles will be Monday May 7th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Call backs for adult roles will be Tuesday May 8th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Auditions for child roles will be Wednesday May 9th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm & Saturday May 12th, 2018 from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Please have a 1 minute monologue prepared.
You may also be asked to read from the script.
Walks-ins will also be welcome!
Performance Dates

Performance dates will be July 19th, 2018 – July 22nd, 2018 & July 27th, 2018 – July 29th, 2018




Set in a fictional New England town in the 1930s, The Children’s Hour tells the story of two women who are unjustly accused of homosexual activity by one of their students: one Mary Tilford. The outraged community (prompted by the influential Amelia Tilford, an upstanding member of Lancet–who also happens to be the indulgent grandmother of Mary) quickly withdraws all of their students, causing a witch hunt that ultimately forces the school to close. Their lives quickly unravel as they become social pariahs. At its premiere, Hellman’s The Children’s Hour was a controversial piece that caused the author to be blacklisted. Today, it remains a haunting reminder of the horrors of intolerance.




PRIMARY CHARACTERS (in alphabetical order)
AGATHA (35-65 years old)
A no-nonsense, middle-aged maid in the employ of Amelia Tilford. She is stern and straight-laced with Mary, who calls her “stupid,” although Agatha clearly sees through Mary’s deceptions. Agatha’s attempts to make the child into a “lady” are frustrated by Mrs. Tilford, who is deaf to the maid’s common-sense observations. Agatha also attempts to support Martha and Karen in their efforts to convince Mrs. Tilford that Mary concocted her story to destroy the young teachers.
DR. JOSEPH CARDIN (26-33 years old)
Cardin is a relaxed and amiable doctor and Karen Wright’s fiance. His casual dress reflects his warm, easy-going nature. He is also gracious and humorous and seems ideally suited to Karen.
A wealthy widow, Mrs. Tilford is a large, dignified woman in her sixties. She has been an influential supporter of the Wright-Dobie School, where her granddaughter, Mary, is enrolled. Although she is a fair and generous person, she lacks good judgment when it comes to matters concerning her granddaughter. She recognizes that Mary is both spoiled and manipulative, but she dotes on the child and is utterly blind to the girl’s vicious nature.
The spoiled granddaughter of Amelia Tilford, Mary is a problem child at the Wright- Dobie School. She appears “undistinguished,” but she is clever and used to having her own way with her doting grandmother. She also attempts to manipulate everyone at the school, resorting to a variety of tricks, including flattery, feigned sickness, blackmail, physical intimidation, and whining complaints.
Rosalie, a student at the Wright-Dobie School, appears first in the hectic scene opening the play, having her hair badly trimmed by Evelyn Munn. Unlike Peggy and Evelyn, she is not cowed by Mary Tilford, whom she does not like.

One of the girls at Karen and Martha’s school, she plays a limited role. It is her bracelet that classmate Rosalie Wells “borrows.” an act which allows Mary to blackmail Rosalie into confirming Mary’s lies about Karen and Martha. Helen is one of the first to be pulled out of the school when Mrs. Tilford begins spreading the fiction that Karen and Martha are lesbian lovers.
Catherine is one of the students at the Wright-Dobie School. She appears only in the first scene, where she attempts to help Lois prepare for a Latin test. The Latin lesson contributes to the chaotic lack of discipline in Mortar’s classroom, revealing Lily’s incompetence as a teacher.
Another of Karen and Martha’s students, she receives Lain tutoring from Catherine at the play’s opening, conjugating Latin in hectic counterpoint to Peggy Roger’s reading of Portia’s “quality of mercy ” speech from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Lily Mortar’s languid criticism. Like Catherine, she plays no significant role in the rest of the drama.
The unnamed grocery boy makes a very brief appearance in the last scene, carrying a box of groceries into the school’s living room. He is almost mute, but his puerile gawking and giggling are indicative of the damage done to the reputations of Karen and Martha as a result of Mary’s accusations.
One of the girls at the Wright-Dobie School, Evelyn is first encountered in the opening scene, in which she mangles Rosalie Wells’ hair with a pair of scissors. Evelyn, who lisps, is relatively quiet and timid. With Peggy Rogers, she overhears the conversation between Martha Dobie and Lily Mortar; the overheard conversation becomes the keystone in the malicious arch of lies that Mary Tilford constructs. Like Peggy, Evelyn is a victim of Mary’s intimidation, which, at the end of the first act, turns to physical abuse. When Mary attempts to extort money from Peggy, Evelyn tries to interfere and is slapped in the face for her efforts.
A student at the Wright-Dobie School, Peggy, like Evelyn Munn, is easily intimidated by Mary Tilford. She appears in the opening scene, where, under Lily Mortar’s tutelage, she tries to read Portia’s famous speech on the quality of mercy. Unimaginative, she shows little interest in Shakespeare Her grandest aspiration is to marry a lighthouse keeper. Peggy is with Evelyn when they overhear the fateful conversation between Martha Dobie and her aunt. Thereafter the pair confide in Mary, who immediately puts her malicious scheme into operation by extorting money from Peggy, who was saving it for a bicycle.
Walks-ins will also be welcome!