The West Coast Premiere of
FOUR OLD BROADS
By Leslie Kimbell
Directed by Kathie Kratochvil
Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2:00-5:00 PM, Park Hall, Ben Lomond
Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 7:00-9:00 PM, Park Hall, Ben Lomond
Please prepare a one-minute modern comedy monologue, OR, be prepared to read from the script.
Senior Citizens at Magnolia Place:
Beatrice Shelton: A former burlesque star with an attitude. Senior citizen.
Eaddy Mae Clayton: A former nurse and “religious” lady. Senior citizen.
Imogene Fletcher: The newest resident at Magnolia Place. Senior citizen.
Maude Jenkins: A funeral and soap-opera obsessed frump. Senior citizen.
Sam Smith: A retired Elvis impersonator and Casanova. Senior citizen.
Pat Jones: A rude and pushy nurse. 30’s to 50’s.
Ruby Sue Bennett: A quiet, romance-novel-loving nurse. Late 20’s to early 40’s. Also an undercover FBI agent.
A perusal script is available for reading by contacting the director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Dates in 2019:
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM)
March 15, 16, 17
March 22, 23, 24
March 29, 30, 31
April 5, 6, 7
Rehearsal Dates in 2019:
Monday to Thursday Evenings, 7-10 PM
Jan. 23rd-March 14th
There is some flexibility with rehearsals depending on the availability of the cast. Some rehearsals may be in the Santa Cruz area and some in the San Lorenzo Valley depending on the cast. Not all actors will be required at every rehearsal. Feb. 18th to March 14th rehearsals will be held at Park Hall in Ben Lomond.
About the Play:
Four Old Broads is a new comedic play featuring four sassy, smart, and savvy, (and sometimes foul-mouthed), older women who are living at the Magnolia Place Assisted Living home. With fast-paced and quick witted dialogue, it has been called “a laugh-out-loud hysterical play with a whole lot of heart.”
The play revolves around retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton who desperately needs a vacation, but NOT another trip to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” Needing some fun companions on a possible trip through the Caribbean on a “Sassy Seniors Cruise,” she tries to convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her. Other possible companions include Imogene Fletcher who seems to suddenly be losing her memory, and Maude Jenkins, who is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and in planning her funeral. Sam Smith, a retired Elvis impersonator also lives at Magnolia Place and he keeps trying to bed every woman in the building.
A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved “to the dark side.” Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Nurse Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.