It’s 1950, during the red-hunting McCarthy era, and Bob and Norma, two U.S. State Department employees, have the “perfect arrangement” to keep their gay identities a secret; by marrying each other’s partners as a cover to keep their jobs. Their lifestyles are threatened when they get a new assignment—to seek out sexual deviants within their ranks.
The gay couples occupy adjacent homes, connected by an open closet, which lets them switch places as needed, and the need arises when the stuffy government boss visits with his wife. The boss’s ditzy wife wants to be friends and a former lover of one of the ladies turns up to further complicate things. Will they be able to keep up their rouse and avoid suspicion? And what or who are they willing to sacrifice along the way?
Week 1: April 22, 23, 24
Week 2: April 29, 30, May 1
Week 3: May 6, 7 ,8
Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Auditions and performances are held at the Heritage Center, 635 Delmorr Ave, Morrisville, PA 19067
All listed roles are open and unpaid. ALL AGES, BODY TYPES, ETHNICITIES, AND GENDER IDENTITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! The genders listed are those associated with the character, and the age range is a suggestion for how the character is played, not necessarily how old the actor must be. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to audition!
Bob Martindale (late 20s – early 40s)
A WWII veteran, reserved. A bit bookish but a solid
man’s man. Good-humored and well-mannered.
Jim Baxter (20s-30s)
A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy. A little wired, good with a plan.
Theodore Sunderson (late 40s – early 60s)
The boss. Bombastic, loud, a bit overbearing. A patriotic windbag.
Kitty Sunderson (late 40s – early 60s)
Ted’s wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world. Very sweet and very genuine. Just doesn’t quite “get it
Barbara Grant (late 30s – 40s)
A formidable opponent. No-nonsense; beautiful, brilliant, a little scary.