Mixed Doubles by Kate Jaimet
Stuck in an unpaid internship at a tumble-down community tennis club, Chandra must prove her mettle by raising enough money to fix the roof before the municipal building 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 must embark on a mad 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 famous commedia dell'arte actress Isabella Andreini, genders and generations collide in this hilarious 21st century farce!
Produced at the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club by Wild Hart Productions, 2019
Accepted for production at Alumnae Theatre, February 2022.
Keywords: farce, tennis, baby boomers, millennials, generation gap, women, love, cross-dressing, gay, lesbian, sport, French, Greek, bromance
Casting note: This play contains roles for two women over 50 and one woman aged 20-30, as well as two men aged 20-30 and two men over 50.
Two roles are doubled: Chandra/Isabella Andreini and Aristophanes/Pat. However, if the director wishes, Pat may be played by a different actor than Aristophanes in the first act.
The role of Grit may be played as trans/non-binary.
Characters may be of any ethnic background.