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.
If cast with eight actors (no doubling) the eighth role (the Building Inspector) may be played by a man or woman over 40. If played by a woman, gender balance is achieved in casting, with four women and four men.
Alternatively, the role of the Building Inspector can be doubled with the role of Aristophanes for a cast of three women and four men.
Characters may be of any ethnic background.