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Auditions for "Four Old Broads" May 15 at Arrowhead Center for the Arts - Perusal scripts now available

May 04, 2023 08:41AM ● By Content Editor
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From the Grand Marais Playhouse - May 4, 2023

The Grand Marais Playhouse will hold auditions for the farce Four Old Broads by Leslie Kimball on May 15 at 6:30 PM at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The director for this production is Josh Hinke.

Perusal scripts are available for 48 hour checkout with a deposit of $20. Contact the Playhouse office to schedule a pick up time.

Rehearsals will begin in June Sunday through Thursday evenings 6:30- 8:30PM

Performance dates of July 21, 23, 27,29, Aug. 4, 6, 10 and 12 

About the show:


Magnolia Place, a Senior Assisted Living Community in Petula, Georgia. Spring 1990s.

Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.


  • BEATRICE SHELTON – A former burlesque star with an attitude – Senior Citizen
  • EADDY MAE CLAYTON – A former nurse and “religious” lady – Senior Citizen
  • IMOGENE FLETCHER – The newest resident at Magnolia Place – Senior Citizen 
  • PAT JONES – A rude and pushy nurse – 40s–50s 
  • MAUDE JENKINS – A funeral and soap opera obsessed frump – Senior Citizen
  • SAM SMITH – Retired Elvis impersonator and Casanova – Senior Citizen 
  • RUBY SUE BENNETT – A quiet, romance novel loving nurse – 30s  

Note: Although written with senior actors in mind, the roles of the four old broads and Sam can be played by any aged actor through the magic of theatrical make-up.

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