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Romantic Comedy

Romantic Comedy
Written by Bernard Slade
Directed by Bill Fielder
9 – 14 March 1998

Arrogant, self-centered and sharp-tongued Jason Carmichael, successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies, is facing two momentous events: he is about to marry a society belle and his collaborator is retiring. Enter Phoebe Craddock, Vermont schoolteacher and budding playwright. Quicker than a flash, Jason acquires a talented and adoring collaborator in the mousy Phoebe. Fame and success are theirs for ten years and then Jason’s world falls apart. His wife divorces him to go into politics and Phoebe, her love for Jason unrequited, marries a breezy journalist and moves to Paris. Jason goes into professional, financial and physical decline as a newly chic Phoebe returns, solo and successful.


Jason Carmichael – John Hart
Blanche Dailey -Shelley Peters
Phoebe Craddock – Joanna Lovell
Allison St. James – Deborah Hurst
Leo Janowitz – Kevin Chapman
Kate Mallory – Christine Angell


Set Design and Stage Manager – Eric White
Lighting – Simon Dinsmore, Peter Bennett
Properties – Janet and Roger Hodge, Emma Stewart, Christine Angell
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Assistant Stage Manager – Pauline Fielder
Sound – Richard Apsey
Set Construction – Ray Watts, Eric White
Backcloth painted by – Sylvia Hogg