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How The Other Half Loves

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How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn

Synopsis: How the Other Half Loves is a clever, funny, and beautifully crafted play, which juggles time and space to present the lives and loves of three married couples. The comedy follows the consequences of an affair between a married man and his boss’s wife and their attempts to cover their tracks by roping in a third couple to be their alibi, resulting in a chain of misunderstandings, conflicts, and revelations.

Performance Dates: November 29, 30, December 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm). Please note any conflicts you may have on the Audition sheet.

Director Deb Lewis ( is looking for the following 3 females/3males:

- Fiona Foster (late 40s/early 50s): sophisticated, wealthy, self-assured, put together. Bored with her marriage and having a fling with Bob Phillips.

- Frank Foster (mid-50s/early 60s): owns the company that employs Bob & William. Sweet, befuddled, absent minded, well-meaning, tries unsuccessfully to fix things around the house.

- Teresa Phillips (mid 30s): overwhelmed, frustrated and tired with a baby, trying to keep her marriage, home, and life together. Looking for some purpose to her disheveled life.

- Bob Phillips (late 30s/early 40s): self-centered, bored, and frustrated in his marriage and home life. Having an affair with Fiona Foster, his boss’s wife.

- William Detweiler (late 30s/early 40s): boring, naïve, ambitious, social climber. A control freak when it comes to Mary.

- Mary Detweiler (late 30s): controlled by William, sheltered, inhibited, timid, nervous, and socially inept.


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