by Doug Stone
Surrey Little Theatre – Surrey, BC
Cast Size: 6 (1M, 5F)
This show is a favourite, and a Western Canadian premiere. A story about five women at a Tupperware party, it is not only insanely funny, but it also delves into issues that women face every day but are rarely talked about – divorce, miscarriage, lost opportunities, and how we change over the years. It netted four CTC award nominations, for best production (comedy or drama), best lead actress, best supporting actress, and best director.
Synopsis (from Samuel French):
Doug Stone has set his play in 1968 during the heyday of Tupperware parties. Hostess Bonnie invites a group of neighbors over for a party. The guest list: perky, rich Jean, Jean’s cranky and very pregnant sister Sinclair, ditzy-blonde Tracy Ann, and new neighbor Diane, who’s made quite a career selling Tupperware, but at the expense of her marriage. The mix of personalities and the number of martinis consumed lead to a great deal of absurd high jinks plus revelations of an equal number of secrets and insecurities.
Scripts: Samuel French