COMPLETE[Play] Parlor Matches by Hare - thw

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Parlor Matches, by Walter Ben Hare (1880 - 1950)
This little comedy of society life has to do with the match-making proclivities of Mrs. Seltoon. Having arranged satisfactory matches for her two daughters, Mrs. Seltoon turns her attention to her niece, Gail Laurence, a girl just graduated from college. Mrs. Seltoon decides that the cousin of one of her daughters' fiances would make the perfect match for Gail. This cousin turns out to be a moving picture idol, who isn’t terribly fond of women, and who mistakes the new maid for Gail. In a series of mistaken identities, Gail announces she is engaged to Adrian Lee, the moving picture idol, to avoid the attentions of her intended match. She is clueless that he is actually the man Mrs. Seltoon is trying to set her up with. The love tilts between the daughters and their fiances, the dignity of Jorkes the butler, and the tendencies of Abigail Mullen, the maid with a college education, afford a well developed series of subsidiary plots. (Summary by The Author and Jenn Broda)
This project is complete. Audio files can be found on our Librivox catalog page at https://librivox.org/parlor-matches-by-walter-ben-hare/

Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/parlormatcheseng00hare

All roles are gender neutral.

Editor: jennlea
Parts DPL: jennlea
Final DPL: Kitty

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  • Project Code: dmAeZShs
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://phoenixtheaterhistory.com/actors/walter-ben-hare/ (Walter Ben Hare)
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Genres for the project: Plays/Comedy

Keywords that describe the book: comedy, matchmaking, mistaken identities

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Last edited by jennlea on December 4th, 2023, 5:08 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by jennlea »

I will be editing and PLing the parts. I'll find someone to PL the completed acts close to completion.

Early claims are accepted and will be noted here:
Gail- jennlea
Jorkes- JHedrick
Ferdinand Poppleton-WiltedScribe
Abagail- Kitty
Mrs. Seltoon- DrSpoke
Last edited by jennlea on June 28th, 2023, 3:17 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by JHedrick »

May I claim Jorkes?
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Post by jennlea »

JHedrick wrote: June 27th, 2023, 8:43 pm May I claim Jorkes?
Why of course! Thank you!
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Post by WiltedScribe »

May I play Ferdinand Poppleton? :)
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WiltedScribe wrote: June 27th, 2023, 10:01 pm May I play Ferdinand Poppleton? :)
Absolutely! Thanks, Tomas!!
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Post by Kitty »

this sounds like fun. Can I be Abigail please ?

And I gladly volunteer to PL the completed acts for you, Jenn.

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Post by DrSpoke »

I'd love to play Mrs. Seltoon. I can't offer a native English in my readings; if you feel that's unfortunate for this particular character, I totally understand.
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Post by jennlea »

Kitty wrote: June 28th, 2023, 1:55 am this sounds like fun. Can I be Abigail please ?

And I gladly volunteer to PL the completed acts for you, Jenn.

Sonia
That would be wonderful! And thanks for volunteering to PL the completed acts :9:
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DrSpoke wrote: June 28th, 2023, 2:17 am I'd love to play Mrs. Seltoon. I can't offer a native English in my readings; if you feel that's unfortunate for this particular character, I totally understand.
I would love for you to read Mrs. Seltoon! Thank you!
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Post by ToddHW »

I will MC and set up the MW.

EDIT: MW ready.

Thanks, Todd
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May I play Professional Hero Trelford?

Thanks, Todd
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Post by DrSpoke »

jennlea wrote: June 28th, 2023, 3:18 am
DrSpoke wrote: June 28th, 2023, 2:17 am I'd love to play Mrs. Seltoon. I can't offer a native English in my readings; if you feel that's unfortunate for this particular character, I totally understand.
I would love for you to read Mrs. Seltoon! Thank you!
Glad to hear that. Thank you Gail, I'll make sure I get an awesome match for you.
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ToddHW wrote: June 28th, 2023, 5:34 am I will MC and set up the MW.

EDIT: MW ready.
ToddHW wrote: June 28th, 2023, 5:40 am May I play Professional Hero Trelford?
Thanks so much, Todd! I'll get the MW sorted out in just a little bit and would be thrilled for you to read our Professional Hero!
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Post by Kitty »

ToddHW wrote: June 28th, 2023, 5:40 amMay I play Professional Hero Trelford?
and you're telling me now that I will be star-struck and drooling over you in the second act :shock: Admit it, you wanted to bathe in the "king among men" moment once again. :lol:

Enjoy it while it lasts...

Sonia
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