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The Wisdom of Eve

Mary Orr; Directed by Randall King

Adapted from the story by Mary Orr, on which the hit film (Best Picture 1957), All About Eve and the hit musical Applause were based. An engrossing and revealing 'inside' story of life in New York's theatre world told in terms of an unscrupulous ingénue's rise to Broadway stardom. Eve's 'wisdom' begins to reveal itself in earnest, her true character emerging as she lies, cheats and blackmails her way to Broadway stardom, leaving the wreckage of her friend's trust behind her.


  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Callbacks by invitation only

You need only attend one audition session to be considered. Auditions will consist of your prepared 60-second monologue and cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals will be held on Sundays at 2 pm, and Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm at The Barley Sheaf playhouse.

Tech Week (mandatory for all actors): May 31, June 1, 2, and 3 (6 pm call time).

Performance dates: June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8:00; June 14 at 2:00 8 pm and May 3 at 2 pm.

Please contact Randall King at randalldeking@gmail.com or 484-797-8999 with any questions.

Character Descriptions
Eve Harrington: Female, age 20's to early 30's, strong acting ability, able to show a variety of personality traits and mood swings. Eve is a talented young actor who is willing to do whatever it takes to get on the New York stage.

Margo Crain: Female, age 45 and up, mature, strong acting ability, strong willed, strong personality, confident, take charge type of woman, speaks her mind without hesitation or care. Margo is the leading New York stage actor of her day (and she knows it) but is becoming too old for the roles her playwright is writing for her.

Karen Roberts: Female, age 40 and up, strong acting ability, compassionate, likeable, somewhat weak and shows a lack of self-confidence, stays in Margo's shadow. Margo's best friend and wife of Lloyd Roberts.

Lloyd Roberts: Male, age 45 and up, strong acting ability, strong willed but shows a lack of confidence when confronted by Margo. A New York playwright who provides Margo her roles but is a constant source of conflict between the two of them.

Clement Howell: Male, age 50 and up, strong acting ability, husband of Margo and her manager, good friends with Lloyd, plays "referee" between Margo and Lloyd. Strong personality, very wise, and skilled at keeping the peace.

Harvey: Male, age 20-40, Margo's stage manager, falls for Eve's charms, gullible but strong personality at times.

Leila: Female, age 30 and up, Margo's dresser and assistant.

Vera Franklin: Female, age 20-30, actress in Margo's play.

Tally-Ho Thompson: Male, age 30 and up, Newspaper columnist/stage critic.

Bert Hinkle: Male, age 40 and up, theatrical agent.


Coming June 5th

June 2020
8:00 pm
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2:00 pm
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Purchase tickets and select your seats on-line. Tickets are also available via our reservation line at 610-363-7075.


Randall King
Consulting Director
Christine Robinson
Stevie Tagye

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