Friday, October 19, 2012


Jewish Theatre Workshop


By John Patrick

WHEN: Sunday, November 11, 1-4:30 PM; Monday, November 12, 6-9:30 PM; Tuesday, November 13, 6-9:30 PM; Callbacks Wednesday November 14, 6-9:30 PM if needed
Board Room, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore,

2 minute, comedic or dramatic monologue memorized

Starting December 2nd: Week Nights and Sunday Afternoons. No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.

Thursday, February 7th at 7 PM
Saturday, February 9th at 8 PM
Sunday, February 10th at 2 PM
Tuesday, February 12th at 7 PM
Thursday, February 14th at 7 PM
Saturday, February 16th at 8 PM
Sunday, February 17th at 2 PM

Inquiries: Etan Weintraub, Directo( or call the JTW Hotline at 410.709.8589

Available roles:

  • Mrs. Ethel P. Savage - Female, 40s-50s
  • Titus - Male, 20s-30s
  • Lily Belle - Female, 20s-30s
  • Samuel - Male, 20s-30s
  • Florence Williams - Female, 20s-40s
  • Fairy May - Female, Early 20s
  • Jeffrey - Male, 20s-30s
  • Hannibal - Male, 20s-40s
  • Mrs. Paddy - Female, 40s-50s
  • Dr. Emmett - Male, 30s or older
  • Miss "Willie" Wilhelmina - Female, 20s-30s

Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans.