The Champagne Charlie Stakes by Bruce Graham
***** Play dates could be delayed *****
Director: Rich Emery
Performances: January 6, 7, 8 / 13, 14, 15 / 20, 21, 22 / 27, 28, 29, 2022 (Matinee TBD)
Plays at Theatre West
Auditions: Sunday and Monday, Nov 7-8 at 7:00 pm 2F/2M
Auditions at Theatre West 3536 SE Hwy 101
THE STORY: It’s a very special day at the racetrack, where “Champagne” Charlie, a race-track regular, has had a race named in his honor. A dreamer and teller of tall tales, Charlie is accompanied by his wife of fifty-three years, Mary Lee, an incurable romantic, who still finds Charlie very attractive. They are accompanied by Jackie, a family friend and race track bookie, and their daughter, Mary, a divorced high school drama teacher, and the realist in the family who has nervously invited along her long-time boyfriend, Paul, to finally meet her parents. Since this is such a special day, Charlie conspires with Jackie to place the bet of his life—his entire meager savings (“the whole she-bang”)—on a long-shot hunch.