A Local Success!

Community | posted April 23, 2014

The ABET benefit last Saturday evening in support of the original musical La Caroline was a huge hit! The playwright Jennifer Chase, director Sam Fisher. and cast were thrilled with the results – both the full house and financial outcome, which far exceeded their expectations. Many thanks to all those who came out and supported this event and their generosity. We also would like to thank all of the entertainers, and especially the surprise guests Erik DeCicco and Aaron Marshall who brought down the house with the perfect ending to the evening. Rock stars they are! It is part of ABET’s mission and our pleasure and honor to support artists and original works such as La Caroline.

Table Reading Opportunity

News | posted February 23, 2014

ABET is offering a table reading of one of next season’s shows as a way for the director and interested actors to hear the script prior to auditions.

Date: SATURDAY, MARCH 15 at 2:00pm

Director JASON WOODS will be leading a table reading of the smash hit from the UK, based on The Servant of Two Masters

NOTE: This is a table read of the play only. Auditions for the October production will be held at a later time. Actors interested in participating in the reading should message Jason via facebook to find out more and be assigned a role. Please include your name, contact information and any roles that interest you.


The show is Commedia dell’arte. Character types are in parenthesis

CHARLIE ‘CHARLIE THE DUCK’ CLENCH: 50s, Brighton based but originally London (Pantalone)

PAULINE CLENCH: his daughter, Brighton (Clarice)

HARRY DANGLE: 60s, crooked attorney, Rottingdean / tries to be posh Brighton (Lombardi). Partner in Dangle, Berry and Bush attorneys.

ALAN: the son of Dangle (Silvio)

DOLLY: 30s, an employee of Clench, Brighton (Smeraldina)

LLOYD BOATENG: 50s, a friend to Clench, Ex London/Jamaican (Brighella)

FRANCIS: Essex Boy (Truffaldino)

RACHEL CRABBE: mid-20s, London (Beatrice Rasponi; 1st Master)

STANLEY STUBBERS: mid-20s, Home counties, privately educated (Florindo Aretusi; 2nd Master)

AUDITION NOTICE: Bay at the Moon

Auditions | posted January 23, 2014



written and directed by IAN MAIRS

AUDITIONS: Saturday, Feb 15 at 2pm

Performance Dates: May 9 – 25
Rehearsals begin in early April


BAY AT THE MOON is a down-home comedy that explores the ties that bind siblings and the boundaries they set to maintain some semblance of sanity.


A significant portion of the script is available for perusal HERE (pdf file)
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.


2 female / 4 males
Characters may be any ethnicity. Southern accent required.

DADDY: M (60s-70s) cantankerous, fussy, fragile
AVA: F (mid 30s-early 40s) acerbic, stubborn and tender
DELMARIE: F (late 30s-early 40s) controlling, high energy and pushy
LONNIE: M (late 30s-early 40s) odd, goofy and kind
ED: M (late 30s-early 40s) easy going, down-to-earth, a referee between the two sisters
LAMAR: M (40s-50s) sideburns and swagger, lonely

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