February 24, 2019


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MARCH 4, 5 with callbacks (if needed) on MARCH 6.

The Orange Players is pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming show, “THE DINNER PARTY” by Neil Simon. Performance dates are May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477.

This is a comedy with some very serious and poignant topic overtones. There are many rapid one liners, much humor and farce while also adding a more serious note as several divorced couples find themselves invited to the same dinner party.
It is a full length play presented in one act, no intermission, with a run time of 90 – 100 minutes. There are six cast members, 3M and 3F.
An overview of the play and list of characters is provided below the audition information.
“The Dinner Party” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Open auditions, no appointment needed!
7 PM – 9:15 PM Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5 with callbacks (if needed) on Wednesday, March 6.
Someone will greet you at the door to show you to the audition room!
For auditions, actors will be asked to read sides from the play which will be handed out at the time of audition.
Auditions will be held at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477.

will begin on Monday, March 11 through April 25 and
TECH WEEK is mandatory for all actors, and will be held Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30, Wednesday, May 1 with
DRESS REHEARSAL on Thursday, May 2.
May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM with mandatory
Rehearsal schedule dates and times will be at the discretion of the director, and will be held on any given evening(s) on Mondays through Thursdays between 7 PM and 10 PM.
Please be prepared to note any known or possible conflicts on your audition form so that the director can schedule rehearsals effectively.
All rehearsals (unless otherwise notified) and shows will be held at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477.


CLAUDE PICHON…….Bookshop owner
MARIETTE LEVIEUX…….successful novelist
ALBERT DONAY…….nebbishy used car salesman and abstract painter
YVONNE FOUCHET…….hyper-tense neurotic
ANDRE BOUVILLE……. men’s clothing tycoon
GABRIELLE BUONOCELLI…….elegant with iron velvet-gloved will

Here is a decidedly French dinner party served up in a chaotic mode that only a master of comedy could create. Five people are invited to dine at a first rate restaurant in Paris. They do not know who the other guests will be or why they have been invited. Tossed together in a private dining room, they have a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives. John Ritter and Henry Winkler starred in the wildly successful Kennedy Center production and on Broadway.

“A blizzard of one liners…The audience can bank on some good laughs.” – New York Daily News
“Frequently hilarious but also dangerously serious…An invitation you’ll be glad you accepted.” – New York Post

All actors or those who wish to act and never have, are welcome to audition! We are also looking for backstage crew, lighting, sound, front house, ticket sales… we will find a place for you! If you would like to help or for further information, please contact

We look forward to working with you!

The Orange Players

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