The Octette Bridge Club

There are eight wonderful roles for women in this sentimental comedy about American life in a bygone era. On alternate Friday evenings, eight sisters meet to play bridge and gossip. The first act takes place in 1934; the second ten years later during a Halloween bridge party where each acts out her costume’s persona. The emotionally distraught youngest, who does a hilarious Salome belly dance, has just gotten out of a sanitarium and knows that she must cut the bonds to her smothering family and strike out on her own. This is a charming play for community theaters with actresses clamoring for good roles.


Martha, Mrs. Michael McDermitt – Lorraine Selinski

Mary, Margaret Donavan – Ruth Vollrath

Connie, Mrs. David Emerson – Jean Deltgen

Nora, Mrs. Lawrence Heller – Barbara Ashburn

Alice, Mrs. Walter Monahan – Jean Quicker

Ann, Mrs. John Conroy – Ellen Luebke

Lil, Mrs. Peter Carmody – Ruth S. Dodds

Betsy, Mrs. Daniel Bailey – Deborah Le Clair

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Set & Costume Design: Bernard J. Markevitch

Light Design: Scott Heck