Amateur Rites

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Synopsis

A fast-paced, hilarious comedy of modern manners.

What could be more unsurprising than a suburban AmDram company staging a Jane Austen adaptation? But the ambitions and neuroses of the members of Pogchurch Valley Amateur Dramatic Society come to a perilous and uproarious climax in the white heat of the rehearsal process for their production of Northanger Abbey.

Alternately laugh-out-loud-funny and tender, this is a Stepping Out for the twenty first century.

Number of actors needed: Men: 3 (ages: 30, 40, 60), Women: 6 (ages: 20s/30sx2, 40×2, 60, 80)

Published by Stagescripts, 2015

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