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Perfect Arrangement

by Topher Payne

Director: Nick Gould
Production Dates: JANUARY 27, 28 and FEBRUARY 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11 2023
Audition Dates: November 6 & 7, 2022 at 7pm with callbacks on 9th if necessary, at QP Playhouse 55 Hopkins Street Reading

The story is inspired by the true story of the earliest times of the gay rights movement. Perfect Arrangement merges madcap sitcom-style laughs with provocative drama as two closeted U.S. State Department employees struggle to maintain their cover – and their sanity – in 1950s America.

Bob Martindale: A WW2 veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man’s man. Good-humored and well-mannered.

Millie Martindale: Bob’s wife. Pays “The ditzy wife” when people are in the house, but actually very quick witted and observant.

Norma Baxter: The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State. A smart woman who’s great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind.

Jim Baxter: Norma’s husband. 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: The boss. Bombastic, loud, a little overbearing. A windbag. A blowhard.

Kitty Sunderson: 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: A formidable opponent. No-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary.


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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Nick Gould by email.

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