It Could Be Any One Of Us

Show Dates: 22-31 March 2019

Directors: Fran Legge, Mike Sheehan

Production Manager: Liz Dargin

Auditions: Friday December 7th, 2018, 7pm at Ballina Players Theatre, 24 Swift St Ballina. Ring Liz Dargin on 0402 419 985. Bookings essential

Synopsis:

The action takes place in the country house of the once prosperous Chalke family; the ageing siblings form a colony of failed artists. There’s twitchy, staring-eyed Brinton, the painter who can’t paint; gracious Jocelyn, the writer who can’t write; and Mortimer, an overgrown baby inflated with self-delusion who, back in 1966, won a Young Composer of the Year award and hasn’t had a commission since.

The estate has been left to Mortimer and, to revenge himself on the household for its deafness to his musical genius, he decides to name as sole heir a girl he taught for six months over 20 years ago. This down-to-earth woman is invited to visit her future inheritance. Before she has entered the house, the jokey-mysterious attempts on her life begin. Cue thunder and lightning.

Cast: AGES FLEXIBLE

Mortimer Chalke- unpublished composer, mid fifties. Bad Tempered. Really bad pianist. Arrogant, Selfish, Miser. Single.
Jocelyn Polegate – unpublished author, sister to Mortimer,  late forties. Tries to be Peace-keeper. Bit vague.
Brinton Chalke – brother, unsuccessful painter, early forties. Sulks. Nervous.
Amy Polegate – Jocelyn’s daughter, sixteen, likes her food, quiet, sarcastic. Actually IS the Peace-keeper.
Norris Honeywell – unsuccessful detective, mid forties. Lives with Jocelyn. Knows it all. Resented by Amy, Brinton & Mortimer.
Wendy Windwood – Mortimer’s only ever piano student. Straightlaced, easily frightened. Mid thirties.