SELF-HELP BY DUMMIEZ by T. Gregory Argall and Todd McGinnis

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2 Acts – Cast: 3 Female / 4 Male

“SELF-HELP BY DUMMIEZ IS A LAUGH RIOT!… Playing After Dark has done it again! …Another direct hit! …A fun evening! …Feel proud that such great works are being created right here in Brampton.” -THE BRAMPTON GUARDIAN

When a self-absorbed psychologist is late for work, the growing collection of “mixed nuts” in his waiting room are left to fend for themselves…
with hilariously unexpected results.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 1 hr. 49 minutes

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

DR. ENBRIDGE: Male/ 30+ A self-centred psychotherapist.
MRS. WINTERS: Female/ 30+ His long-suffering receptionist.
JERRY: Male/ 30+ A man about to snap.
MRS. QUACKENBUSH: Female/ 30+ A few walnuts shy of a full-load of bananas.
MATT PORTICO: Male/ late 20’s Compulsively apologetic and cripplingly shy around women he finds attractive.
CHASTITY GESPATE: Female/ A year younger than Matt A nymphomaniacal-virgin.
MICHAEL SAGE: Male 30+ A leading motivational speaker with anger-management issues.

PRODUCTION HISTORY:

Self-Help For Dummies (Original title) by T. Gregory Argall and Todd McGinnis was originally produced by Playing After Dark Ltd. opening on the 30th of September, 2004, at the Heritage Theatre in Brampton, Ontario, Canada .

Self-Help For Dummies by T. Gregory Argall and Todd McGinnis was subsequently selected to open the 2005 New Works Festival and returned to the Heritage Theatre in Brampton in July.

PRODUCTION PERSONNEL:

The production was directed by Tracy Rowland and Stage Managed by Marsha Legault.
The set was designed by Todd McGinnis, with lighting design by Mike Rainey in conjunction with Tracy Rowland & Marsha Legault.
Sound design by William Poulin.

The production featured the following cast:

Dr. Enbridge… David Cairns
Mrs. Winters… Susan McLay
Jerry… William Poulin
Mrs. Quackenbush… Christine Ford
Matt Portico… D. Kirk Teeple
Chastity Gespate… Kristy Findlay
Michael Sage… Todd McGinnis

This remount production featured the following cast:

Dr. Enbridge… Craig Marshall
Mrs. Winters… Susan McLay
Jerry… William Poulin
Mrs. Quackenbush… Christine Ford
Matt Portico… D. Kirk Teeple
Chastity Gespate… Kristy Findlay
Michael Sage… Todd McGinnis

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