Audition Notice for Happy Birthday, a comedy by Marc Camoletti; adapted from the French by Beverly Cross; directed by Tysha Calhoun
Monday, November 28, 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 7 p.m.
Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley, Texas (click for map)
Performance dates: February 3 - February 26, 2012, Friday and Saturday Evenings 8 p.m., Sunday Matinees 2:30 p.m.
3 Women: Jacqueline - the wife; Brigit - the mistress, Brigit - the maid
2 Men: Bernard - the husband; Robert - the friend
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Happy Birthday is a comedy for two men and three women. Bernard has somewhat foolhardily asked his mistress, Brigit, to his home on her birthday despite the fact that his wife Jacqueline is present. To lull Jacqueline's suspicions he has also invited his oldest friend, Robert, and asks him to complete the cover-up by pretending that Brigit is his own mistress. Robert refuses, since he has been having an affair with Jacqueline, but Bernard involves him by low cunning. By chance, a temporary maid Jacqueline has engaged for the evening arrives when Jacqueline and Bernard are out and, her name also being Brigit, Robert mistakes her for Bernard's girl friend. Thus are laid the foundations for a shaky edifice of frantic complications, in which identities, plots and counterplots—and bedrooms—are changed round with ever increasing confusion until an unexpected ending is reached which leaves everyone happy—not least the "temporary" Brigit who has acquired a mink coat and a wad of cash.