Auditions for Season Five, 2018 at Melville Theatre.

Wonderful World

Written by Richard Dresser

Directed by Geoff Leeder

Auditions for the comedy “Wonderful World” by Richard Dresser will be held at the Melville Theatre, Cnr Stock Road & Canning Highway Melville on Sunday September 16th from 10.00am.

Richard Dresser’s comedy juxtaposes a hilarious “Friends” like sitcom with a dark comedic sub-text. A close-knit New England family is shaken to its core when a minor misunderstanding spirals out of control. Max and Barry, two brothers, find themselves at odds when Barry’s wife, Patty, misinterprets a dinner invitation, feels she was deliberately excluded and embarks on a full-scale scorched-earth policy of truth telling. Max’s girlfriend, Jennifer, and mother, Lydia, are drawn into the fray as loyalties shift and relationships are ruthlessly examined.


Max – Occupation: College counsellor – described as a womaniser, jealous of his brother’s wealth, stunningly selfish.

Barry (Max’s brother) – Occupation: Formerly a chinaware salesman, now a motivational speaker – described as a man largely without direction; controlled by his neo-Stalinist wife.

Jennifer (Max’s fiancée) – Occupation: Receptionist – described as a little flighty, has self-esteem issues, blends with the furniture.

Patty (Barry’s wife) – Occupation: Corporate Executive – described as a scary and intimidating woman, selfish, never apologises, arrogant, demanding.

All of the above characters are aged 35-45.

The role of the mother has been cast.


Season dates: November 23,24,29,30 December 1,2 (matinee) 6,7,8.

The production will be directed by Geoff Leeder who can be contacted by email for more information about the play and/or audition process to: