How the Other Half Loves

Written by Alan Ayckbourn

Audition Dates

Monday & Tuesday April 1 & 2, 2019 beginning at 8:00pm
At the Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Pre-register for the auditions here: April 1 or April 2.

Production Dates

Fridays (8PM), Saturdays (8PM), & Sundays (2PM): June 7 – 23

About the Play

How the Other Half Loves is a clever, funny and beautifully crafted play, which juggles time and space to present the lives and loves of three married couples. It is a farce following the consequences of an adulterous affair between a married man and his boss’s wife and their attempts to cover their tracks by roping in a third couple to be their alibi, resulting in a chain of misunderstandings, conflicts, and revelations.

Characters Description
Frank Foster The boss (employees Bob and William)
Fiona Foster The boss’s wife (having an affair with Bob)
Bob Phillips Middle management (works for Frank; having an affair with Fiona
Teresa Phillips Bob’s wife
William Featherstone Junior management (works for Frank)
Mary Featherstone William’s wife

Production Calendar

Rehearsals in Blue. Performances in Red.

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
  Aud Aud Callbacks 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 Critique 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
Load in 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Critique will be Wednesday, May 22. All actors MUST attend critique. It is imperative that you notify us in advance of any expected conflicts or absences.

Load-in and light hang will take place on Sunday, June 2. There may be a cue to cue that evening time permitting.

Pickup rehearsals are scheduled for Thursday, June 13 and Thursday, June 20.


Please check this schedule carefully and list any conflicts you may have with rehearsal dates on your audition registration form. Many directors will not allow you to add conflicts after the show has been cast and rehearsals begin. SCHEDULE CONFLICTS WILL NOT NECESSARILY PREVENT YOU FROM BEING CAST.

If you are cast in this show, you agree to

  1. Attend all rehearsals when you are scheduled unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
  2. Be on time, ready to begin and prepared to stay until rehearsal is over.
  3. Attend any extra rehearsals that are added after critique.
  4. Provide your own makeup.
  5. Help prepare (build, paint, sew, gather) and strike the set, costumes, and/or props.
  6. Help load in and load out for rehearsals and shows, as necessary.
  7. Abide by the rules of The Montgomery Playhouse.
  8. Encourage friends and relations to attend performances.

The Montgomery Playhouse is an all-volunteer organization and strongly supports the rights of all its volunteers to work in an environment free from all forms of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or other protected criteria under state or federal law. Discrimination, harassment or intimidation of a volunteer will not be tolerated and may be grounds for removal from participation with the organization.

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