Up the Duff
an adult comedy
by Diane Connors
Performance dates: Friday 3rd to Thursday 9th April
at Tararu Cultural Centre
Auditions - at Tararu Cultural Centre
Sunday 9th February from 1-5pm
Monday 10th 7-9pm
Wednesday 12th 7-9pm
Ph Diane 021 1770746 for queries
The play follows five women in various stages of life who find themselves pregnant. We see snippets of their lives over a one year period and share in their experiences - the good the bad and the down right ugly. Rehearsals will likely be on Monday & Wednesday evenings, however as we will rehearse it as 5 separate plays you will not be required for all rehearsal. Sunday afternoons will be used for ensemble scenes and cross over scenes.
Crystal: 17-18 years old, year 13 at high school, has steady boyfriend (2 years), in love and have plans for living together while studying at uni. Then they find she is pregnant.
Julie: Crystal’s mother. Wants her to abort at first. But as pregnancy advances, has started to look forward to being a grandmother.
Connor and Caitlin: married , planned pregnancy. mid to late twenties, millennial parents, guided by the latest trends, flip flop on their ideas, trying to do the best for their child.
Jay and Cat: mid thirties, lesbian couple, been through ivf , both have tried to fall pregnant, started with sex with a friend and DYI, last round as can't afford any more
Dianne McQueen: early forties, professional (lawyer), single, had to focus on career but now wants an heir to her equity. Planned pregnancy around her busy schedule. Plans cesarean, 3 months maternity then get a nanny.
Trudy: early fifties, married with three kids aged 18, 21 and 24, was looking forward to life without kids, surprise pregnancy, thought she was going thru menopause.
In addition to the cast of the play, the acting company includes several other characters that appear in various scenes - such as a Trudy's GP, Another couple at clinic, people in cafes and pedestrians. These can be doubled up. (M and F)