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Nov 17 - Dec 2

Season 1, 2018

Season 2, 2018

Season 3, 2018

Season 4, 2018

 

Play Readings

 

Peridot regularly holds readings of upcoming plays shortly before auditions.  We also hold a number of social play readings during the year, looking at works of both local playwrights and established names.  All are welcome  - supper provided!

Alison Knight hosts our readings. Please let her know you are coming, to assist catering supper, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that directors of upcoming productions do not generally attend readings. Any enquiries about the actual auditions or production should be addressed to the director concerned rather than Alison.

 

Upcoming Play Readings

You are cordially invited to join us for play readings in the theatre foyer. Here is a list of what is coming up: 

  • Social Play Reading for 'Rumors' by Neil Simon.

Come join us on Monday the 16th of October, 7:15 PM for a 7:30 start. "Rumors' will be Peridot's Season 1, 2018. At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

KEN GORMAN – (40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes 
charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his 
temporary deafness. 
 
CHRIS GORMAN – (mid-30’s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. 
Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which 
drives her to drink a bit more. 
 
LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s, early 40’s) – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent 
destruction over his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant 
of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in. 
 
CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’s) – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and 
others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip. 
 
ERNIE CUSACK – (Early 50’s) – a psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very 
much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner. 
 
COOKIE CUSACK – (40’s) – has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. 
Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times. 
 
GLENN COOPER – (30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his 
own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair 
(which he may or may not be). 
 
CASSIE COOPER – (late 20’s, early 30’s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her 
husbands’ relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to 
calm herself down. 
 
OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-50) – A city police officer having a rough night. Does not 
tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up. 
 
OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (20-30) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

5F, 5M

Keep your eye out for more details and other planned events.