Auditions for Bride of Memphre March 12 in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — Auditions for the Borderline Players production of Bride of Memphre will take place March 12, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish Hall in Derby Line.

The show is written and directed by Ross Murray.

Rehearsals begin mid-June, roughly twice a week, and weekends closer to performance.


As Dan and Cynthia gather with their parents at Blueberry Point on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, they imagine the only thing that could possibly ruin their wedding day is some “local color” camped out on the rocks with his cooler of beer.

But the ceremony is soon interrupted by Dex, a swimmer who claims to have seen Memphre, the legendary creature of the lake. Moreover, as a result of this encounter, Dex insists that he must immediately marry Cynthia or the world will be destroyed.

Foundations are rattled and secrets are revealed in a comedy that asks just how far you’re willing to believe.


Cynthia, female, 20-30 – confident young woman but with a tendency to embrace flakey ideas; note: actor’s ability to speak some French an asset

Dan, male, 20-30 – a romantic, tends to be cautious, likes to see all sides of things

Pauline, female, 45-60 – mother of the groom, down to business, impatient with frivolity and can have a sharp tongue

Rufus, male, 45-60 – father of the groom, easily distracted, preoccupied by his business and his phone

Micheline, female, 45-60 – mother of the bride, aloof, speaks English but uncomfortable doing so, consequently comes across as snobbish; note: this role should ideally be played by a mother-tongue francophone actor

Albert, male, 45-60 – father of the bride, a sweet man if timid at times, a pleaser

Dex, male, 30-50 – rich eccentric, on the pompous side, though with evident joie-de-vivre; in good physical shape

Rev. Morgan, female, 30-60 – local minister whose tact and experience dealing with unruly parishioners comes in handy; can be a bit preachy

Lake Dude, male, 30-50 – “local color” whose party days should be long behind him; a natural-born kibitzer; Greek chorus; irregularly employed

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