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 – Emma H. Carter

Connie, Mrs. David Emerson – Pat Forkner

Nora, Mrs. Lawrence Heller – Ellen Cheney

Alice, Mrs. Walter Monahan – Pat Davis

Ann, Mrs. John Conroy – Lin Pool

Lil, Mrs. Peter Carmody – Ruth S. Dodds

Betsy, Mrs. Daniel Bailey – Mary Voigt

Robert Foster, the Photographer – Paul J. Schauer

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Deb Krause

Bridge and Music Consultant: Ruth S. Dodds

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Light Design: Scott A. Heck

Master Electrician: Ron Bauman

Sound Design: Scott Maki

Properties: Betty Segor, Lynne Zimmermann

Special Prop Construction: Phil Segor

Make-Up & Hair Design: Justin D. Deehr

Master Carpenter: Phil Zimmermann

Photography Consultant: Lorie Wilson