Lady Dunsworth's Dilemma

Production Notes


Lady Dunsworth’s Dilemma is an original quick-witted contemporary comedy written and directed by The Mill Race Theatrical Company’s Artistic Director, Tom Greenfield; a 25-year veteran of stage and screen.  The story focuses on a band of theater misfits attempting to produce a “proper” Victorian-era play.  Several of the roles require the performer to play both a Victorian stage character as well as a modern-day “actor” persona.


Lady Dunsworth

Older Female. Matron of Dunsworth Manor.

Lady Dunsworth is a stern and regal figure, and the undisputed matron of her prestigious household. The actress character portraying Lady Dunsworth is a veteran of the stage and is also a bit of a drinker.

Lord Dunsworth

Older Male. Patron of Dunsworth Manor.

Lord Dunsworth is a charming and befuddled old man who dreams of adventure. The actor character portraying Lord Dunsworth is just as charming and befuddled.


Younger female portraying college age.

Amanda is our ingénue; a sweet, demure, and naïve bride to be. The actress character portraying Amanda is street-smart, crass, and anything but innocent.

Miss Lydia Recondwidth

Adult Female. Old enough to have a daughter in her teens.

Miss Recondwidth is a lady of questionable social standing and taste. The actress character portraying Miss Recondwidth is an empty nester and ex-soccer mom looking for her big break.


Adult Male.

Radcliff is the stoic butler of Dunsworth manner. He is a large man with a dominating physique and a somewhat shady past. The actor character portraying Radcliff should be a free spirit comfortable playing a romantic role.


Younger male portraying college age.

Cecil is Amanda’s dandy fiancé. He is a trim and dapper gentleman of high society. The actor character portraying Cecil is a shy, well-mannered student using the theater to escape his overly conservative household.

Costume Designer

Adult Female. Non-Caucasian.

The actress character portraying the show's Costume Designer is smart, quick, and resourceful; never afraid to speak her mind. She is over-worked and under-appreciated.

The Director

Adult Male

The actress character portraying the show's Director is surviving on coffee and is on the verge of a break down because of the other performers.



Open Audition Nights

Please come prepared with a one-minute comedic monologue.  Sides from the script will be provided at the audition.

  • Wednesday, February 8 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thursday, February 9 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Call Backs

  • Saturday, February 11 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Opening Night

  • Friday, April 28 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Regular Schedule

  • Saturday, April 29 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, May 5 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 6 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, May 12 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 13 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, May 19 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, May 20 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, June 2 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Closing Night

  • Saturday, June 3 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm


Rehearsals will be scheduled on weeknights between 7:00pm - 10:00pm and on Saturdays from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.  Additional rehearsals may be scheduled on weekday afternoons based on availability.


Tome Wilson
Lead Producer
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Tom Greenfield
Director & Playwright

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Special Notes

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Mill Race Theatrical Company is an all-volunteer non-profit company committed to objective casting, and does not consider factors of race, gender, or ethnicity in casting except when such factors are required by the playwright.

Volunteer Agreement

The Mill Race Theatrical Company is an all-volunteer registered 501c3 non-profit company vetted by The United Way and supported through county grants and donations.  Actors and actresses chosen to perform for the The Mill Race Theatrical Company understand that their work is being donated to the organization and no compensation of pay should be expected.