Erma Bombeck: At Wits End
By Allison Engel and Margaret Engel
May 22 – June 6, 2010
Preview Thursday, May 21, 2020

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Production Information

Directed by: Sarah Arnold
Produced by: Rosemary Hundal

The Theatre at Hendry Hall
815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Monday, February 3, 2020 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Theatre at Hendry Hall
815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Monday, February 10, 2020 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Rehearsal schedule TBA after play has been cast

Preview: May 21, Run: May 22 to June 6, 2020


One of North America’s most beloved voices, Erma Bombeck, who captured the joys and the frustrations of her generation by asking questions like “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Discover the story behind the beloved columnist, wife and mother who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected places of all – the truth.

And another thing, marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery!”

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.”


Prepare a monologue (max 2 mins) and be prepared to do a cold read from the script as well
Scheduled appointments – please email for an audition time
This is a non-Equity production
Please bring a résumé and headshot to audition, if possible
Cast members must become members of NVCP at the first rehearsal ($20 fee)


Any questions (do NOT send headshots/résumés), email director Sarah Arnold at


ERMA BOMBECK a housewife and syndicated columnist, age 40-60, but if you’re younger and don’t mind being aged up a bit, that’s ok. She’s a wife, a mother, a humourist, but above all she is a genuine and warm woman who chronicled her surroundings (Wikipedia entry:

Auditions are open to everyone, however, preference will be given to existing members of the North Vancouver Community Players (NVCP).

Successful auditioneers must become members of NVCP prior to first rehearsal.

Want to become a Member? Visit our Membership Page!

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