MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE
a comedy by Geraldine Aron
Nominated Comedy for Olivier Award
Directed by Linda McDonald
When: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Readings from the script.
Plan to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. Callbacks are 4:00-6:30 pm Sunday, April
Where: At Carpenter Square Theatre, located at 800 W. Main. Parking is
free on the street, at Dagwell Dixie next door, and in nearby parking lots.
Parking has become increasingly more difficult in our busy area, so allow extra
time to find parking.
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Performance dates: June 29-30, July 6-7, 12-15, and 19-21, 2018.
(Brush-up rehearsal on July 5.)
Rehearsals: Rehearsals begin latter part of May (TBD)
The hilarious and moving story of Angela, recently deserted by her husband for a
younger woman, as she sets out to survive and enjoy a life on her own. An
Olivier Award nominee (Britain’s Tony Award). This comedy looks at themes such
as late-in-life divorce, middle-aged loneliness, how a person functions once
children have left the nest, life experiences and how to cope when the world you
have built comes crashing down. And again, it's hilarious.
"Gorgeous stuff… a kind of mid-life Alice in Wonderland." —Times (London).
"...comedy with an underlying poignancy..." —New York Times.
"The show's charm lays in the fact that Aron pushes the absurdity of the
situation as much as its pathos…Mixing vaudevillian solo-turn and vicarious
soul-baring, she offers an enjoyable evening of stand-up tragedy." —Guardian.
"…the sequence when Angela goes to a sex shop to buy a vibrator is a small
masterpiece of comic embarrassment…A peculiarly frosty heart is required to
resist MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE." —Daily Telegraph.
ANGELA: Middle aged, good-natured and vulnerable; travels with Dexter, a
white Cairn terrier on wheels, carrying divorce documents in his mouth. Runs the
gamut from depression to upbeat and aggressive, sincere and seemingly unaware of
how amusing her story is.
MAN: Plays a dozen male roles, ranging from Max, Angela's ex, Dr.
Stedman, doctor who deals with Angela's hypochondria, waiters, accountant,
WOMAN: Plays a dozen female roles, ranging from Vanessa, Angela's
daughter, Eastern-European cleaning ladies, Israeli doctor, Irish-American
mother, Help-line counselors, London housewife and Mexican lover.
MAN and WOMAN will need an ability with a variety of accents.
All three actors are onstage throughout.
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