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AUDITIONS: Kiss Me Like You Mean It
By Chris Chibnall
A celebration of life and love
Director: Brendon Harris
Season: 5 performances 16 to 24 March 2018
Auditions: Sunday 10 December 2017 at 2:00pm
Location: Maitland Repertory Theatre High/James Sts, Maitland - opp. Town Hall
Enquiries: Director Brendon Harris firstname.lastname@example.org or 0436 396 717) - please contact Brendon to book a time.
Evenings: 8:00pm Fri 16, Sat 17, Fri 23, Sat 24
Matinees: 2:00pm Sun 18)
Cast: 2F, 2F see full details below
The action of the play takes place in Manchester on a hot, midsummer night. Two parties are taking place; one in the downstairs flat of a terrace house and the other in the upstairs flat.
Tony and Ruth meet for the first time in a backyard at 3:00am, both seeking respite from a drink-sodden party. They have both come with other people. Both Tony and Ruth are in their late twenties, stuck in a rut, trying desperately to escape their circumstances and both want to love and be loved.
Don and Edie are an old couple, married for over 50 years, who are in the midst of a celebration, drinking heavily, playing games, dancing and listening to old tunes from their days as regulars of the Palais dances. Amidst the revelry, it becomes clear that there is an elephant in the room, an unspeakable thing that will inevitably need to be confronted, but are they ready for it?
Whilst the play is about love, the beginning of a love and the end of a love, it is also about making the most of every opportunity that life presents us with. The play is topical, full of humour, has four very interesting characters and is touchingly optimistic.
Tony 20’s: Tony is slightly awkward, self-deprecating and his sense of humour and his efforts to impress are like a clumsy puppy dog's. He nevertheless is quite insightful
Ruth 20’s: Ruth is disillusioned with her current relationship and like Tony is looking for something she cannot quite express. She can be acerbic, defensive and she has a brittle, stay-away-closer sophistication
Don late 60’s/70: Don is a strutting and goatishly devoted old salesman of Singer sewing machines. He supports a set of values of ‘go get ‘em’ and do things without complaining.
Edie late 60’s/70: Edie is the fun-loving and strong-willed partner in the relationship. She adores Don and cannot bear to see him suffer. Her love is unconditional.