Mixed Doubles by Kate Jaimet


Regular price $14.00
Mixed Doubles by Kate Jaimet

Stuck in an unpaid internship at a tumble-down community tennis club, 22-year-old Chandra must prove her mettle by raising enough money to fix the roof before the City inspector shuts the club down. But when her boyfriend Vin unwittingly causes a rift between a Baby-Boomer donor and her philandering husband, the young couple embarks on a mad cross-dressing scheme to win back the donor's good graces and save the club — and Chandra's job prospects — from ruin.

With cameo appearances by Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes and commedia dell'arte diva Isabella Andreini, does anyone play by the rules in this hilarious 21st-century farce?

View a trailer for this play here!

Produced by the playwright at the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club by Wild Hart Productions, 2019
Accepted for production at Alumnae Theatre, February 2022.
Produced by Parkland Players in Sylvania, Saskatchewan, November 2021 as their 21st annual dinner theatre show.
Presented by Bear & Co Theatre Company at the Gladstone Theatre, Ottawa ON, 2022

Keywords: Tennis, farce, comedy, aging, women, love, relationships, generation gap, Gen-Z, Baby Boomers, Commedia dell'arte, Greek comedy

Genre: Comedy
Acts: 2
Run time: 90 minutes
Suitable for students aged 14+
Cast size: 7 actors
Male roles: 4
Female roles: 3
Casting note: This play has major roles for one woman in her 20s and two women over 55. It also has major roles for one man in his 20s and one man over 55. In addition, there are smaller (but still significant) roles for one man in his 20s and one man of any age. All roles can be played by actors of any racial or ethnic background.

"We loved the play and our audience thought it was one of the best we have done." 
- Twila DeForest, director/producer, Parkland Players
"The entire show features an entertaining juxtaposition of old vs. young; the one-liners throughout are hilarious! The witty banter between the seven characters is highly amusing.”
Covert Ottawa Guy
Mixed Doubles is a funny and engaging farce… the main characters are both outrageous and funny and there is a lot of gender switching and double entendres.”
Tony Lofaro, longtime Ottawa Citizen arts reporter
“A lovely night at the theatre, filled with lots of laughs.”
— Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director, National Arts Centre English Theatre.