Lady Dunsworth's Dilemma
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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
- Saturday, February 11 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- Friday, April 28 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- 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
- NO SHOWS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
- Friday, June 2 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- 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.
Director & Playwright
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.
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.