AUNTIE MAME

By
Jerome Lawrence, Robert Edwin Lee

Directed by
Carol Hendrix & Frances Ponder

At the Gilbert Auditorium

April 29, 30 & May 1, 1965

Based on the 1955 bestselling novel, Auntie Mame: An Irreverent EscapadeAuntie Mame tells the story of Patrick Dennis and his best friend in the world, his Auntie Mame. In October of 1928, the newly orphaned Patrick is sent from Chicago to live with his Auntie Mame in New York City. Only 10 years old, Patrick finds himself in the zany world of Mame Dennis, an eccentric socialite determined to live life to the fullest. From a progressive “clothing discouraged” school to mastering a perfect gin martini, Patrick soon adapts to Auntie Mame’s antics, much to the dismay of his trustee, Dwight Babcock, a humorless man dedicated to conservative principles – the opposite of what Auntie Mame represents. Patrick is taken away and the stock market crashes, leaving Mame scrambling to survive, whether as an actress, an operator, or a department store saleswoman. Throw in a Southern gentleman (Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside), an actress pretending to be English (Vera Charles), and a sheltered secretary finally learning to live (Agnes Gooch), and Auntie Mame’s world is anything but dull. Through all of her adventures, Mame’s true loyalty lies with Patrick and his with her – and together, they remind everyone that “Life is a banquet, and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death!” From play, to film, to Broadway musical, Auntie Mame is a madcap joyride for audiences of all ages.

Courtesy of Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

CAST  
   
PAPER BOY RANDY SCHWAB
MORAH MULDOON DOTTIE GARDNER
PATRICK DENNIS, AS A BOY MIKE SCHWAB
ITO LUDWIG ISENBERG
EDNA PHYLLIS DYER
VERA CHARLES ANN WHITE
OSBERT JOHN ELMORE
RADCLIFFE ROSIE SCHWAB
RALPH DEVINE JOHN COBB
CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS
BISHOP ELEFTHAROSEES MARTIN DYER
DR FUCHTWANGER GUY COBB FORT
M. LINDSAY WOOLSEY LH.L. MORRIS
AUNTIE MAME CAROLE PARKER
MR WALDO TOM CHOATE
MR BABCOCK BUDDY WHITEMAN
AL LINDEN MARTIN DYER
THEATER MANAGER JOE BEN PONDER
ASSIT. STAG MANAGER TOM CHOATE
A MAID ROSIE SCHWAB
A BUTLER GUS HENDRIX
A LEADING MAN JOHN COBB
LORD DUDLEY HARRY BROWN
SHOPPER ANN RIDDLE
A WOMAN PAT BYRD
MR LOOMIS JOHN ELMORE
BUREGARD JACKSON PICKETT BURNSIDE KENNETH KEMP
COUSIN JEFF HARRY BROWN
COUSIN FAN RUTH MILLER THOMPSON
COUSIN MOULTRIE GUY COBB FORT
LIZZIE BEAUFORD ANN RIDDLE
SALLY CATO MACDOUGAL PATSY ELMORE
EMORY MACDOUGAL MIKE HENDRIX
MOTHER BURNSIDE JUNE HOLDEN
FRED JOE BEN PONDER
SAM MARTIN DYER
A GIRL PATRICIA PONDER
DR SHURR HAYWOOD VAUGHAN
PATRICK DENNIS, AS A YOUNG MAN RONALD FORE
AGNES GOOCH IDA WILLIAMS
BRIAN O’BANNON LARRY EAKIN, JR
GLORIA UPSON THELMA WALLACE
DORIS UPSON ANNA LEE GROSE
CLAUDE UPSON CHARLES SCHWAB
PEGEEN RYAN PHYLLIS DYER
MICHAEL DENNIS ANDY RIDDLE III