Noel Coward in Two Keys

Set in the mid -1960s, this Coward work is really a pair of one-act plays “Come into the Garden, Maud” and “A Song at Twilight”.  The action of both takes place in the sitting room of a private suite in a fine, old Swiss hotel. An ‘outsider’ causes uncomfortable and previously unnamed truths to be dealt with.

When the show played in New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 1974, the cast included Jessica Tandy, Thom Christopher, Hume Cronyn, and Anne Baxter.

Cast

Come into the Garden, Maud
Anna Mary Conklin
Wealthy American matron, late 40s or early 50s
Verner Conklin
Her husband, also wealthy, fit, late 50s
Maud Caragnani
Attractive, mid - 40s, has a style of her own
Felix
Waiter, young, good looking


A Song at Twilight
Hilde Latymer
Early 50s, German, married to Sir Hugo for 20 years
Sir Hugo Latymer
Elegant, author of considerable eminence, late 60s—early 70s
Carlotta Gray
Attractive former actor, late 40s - early 50s
Felix
Waiter, young, good looking

Note: The role of Felix will be cross cast. The remaining three roles in each play will either all be cross cast or none of them will be.

ACT (a community theatre) will stage this pair of one-act plays at the Rodd Charlottetown, in the Provinces Room, March 2/3, 9 -11. The director will be Brenda Porter and the producer, Gerry Gray. The production will also feature dessert, coffee and ‘meet the cast’ following the show.

For audion information, please go to http://actpei.ca/pmt_comments.php?id=M1010_0_1_0_C

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