Don’t Dress for Dinner

By: Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon
Directed by: Carol Vancil
Produced by: Donna Roessler and Tom Powers

Don’t Dress for Dinner: Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.


Tuesday: January 23, 2018 7-10 pm

Thursday; January 25, 2018 7-10 pm

CALLBACKS (If Necessary)

Sunday: January 28, 2018 4pm


Auditions will be held at:

TCAN rehearsal building (this is NOT the theatre...) Please make note of address.

25 Washington AVE,

Natick, MA 01760

Auditions will be consisted of readings of the script which will be provided to you once you sign up for an audition time slot. Audition will be held in 30 minute intervals.

Please e-mail the director Carol Vancil ( AND the co-producer Donna Roessler ( with a headshot/resume, indicating your preferred date and time slot to audition as well as any conflicts you may have, or with any questions/concerns.

A perusal copy of the script will be available at the TCAN Box Office or can be ordered through Samuel French

PERFORMANCES - June 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 8pm and June 2, and 10 at 2pm. Tech week begins May 27th.

Character Descriptions

BERNARD (Lead): Male, 35-60

Jacqueline’s husband, handsome businessman, flirtatious, dapper, self-assured, country gentleman – BRISTISH ACCENT

JACQUELINE (Lead): Female, 35-60

Bernard’s wife, lovely, assertive, romantic, intelligent, a beautiful modern woman – BRITISH ACCENT

ROBERT (Supporting): Male, 35-60

Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover, handsome, reserved, seems like an all-around nice guy but is a scoundrel BRITISH ACCENT

SUZETTE (Supporting): Female, 30 – 50

The cook, friendly, working class, funny, a swan beneath the duckling exterior FRENCH ACCENT

SUZANNE (Supporting): Female, 30-50

Bernard’s mistress, a fashion model type, chic, stylish, easily flustered BRITISH ACCENT (at times a very poor FRENCH ACCENT)

GEORGE (Supporting): Male, 30 – 55

Suzette’s husband, big, strong, protective of Suzette, not one to indulge in fooling around! FRENCH or COCKNEY ACCENT