Birthday Club by Phil Olson, directed by Charlie Nunez14/12/23
Five women, each with her own story, get together for their birthdays: to drink, celebrate, commiserate and support each other as they negotiate their lives through marriage, work, divorce, birth and kids - while simultaneously solving the problems of the world.
Birthday Club started five years ago as a support group for Jennifer, diagnosed with cancer. When she passed away, they had an opening for a new member. However, it’s a very exclusive Club – there’s a three-year waiting list, an “interview” and eight rules to abide by. When one of them admits she went out with another’s husband, the vodka hits the fan!
The question is: will Birthday Club survive, or will Rule 5 end it forever?!
Here's more information about the individual women in the cast:
Cheryl (50s): married, successful business owner, anal-retentive, control issues. Marriage is strained. Stay-at-home husband.
Emily (40s): high schol teacher. Divorced twice, prolific Tinder dater. Has had a lot of "work done".
Abbie (30s): married stay-at-home wife. Easy life, nice big house, pool, boat ...
Kathy (40s): works in law enforcement. Married, 4 kids. Very tough.
Sarah (20s): works for Cheryl, member of the very strict "Heemish" religion; betrothed. Wholesome, innocent, naive of all worldly things.
READING: TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER; AUDIITONS: THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER both at 7.30 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: SAT 9, MON 11 TO SAT 16 MARCH, 2024
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