Flowers For Algernon
by David Rogers
Based on the novel by Daniel Keyes, Directed by Shirley Gilmore

This is the  compelling story of Charlie, a developmentally challenged man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly changes to a genius, far more intelligent than his teacher, Alice Kinnian, or the doctors who created the operating technique. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found. This is a different kind of play: poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with hope of man’s indomitable spirit. 

Cast List

8 m, 9 fm

Professor Nemur- M, 30+, Psychology Professor

Doctor Strauss, M, 30+ Psychiatrist and Neurosurgeon

Alice - FM, 30+, teacher

Charley - M, 30s Developmentally Disabled

Burt- M, 20+, Graduate Student
Mrs. Donner and the Mother - FM, 30+ Bakery owner and Charlie's Mother

Mrs. Mooney- FM, 20+, Charley's Landlady

Frank- M, 20+, Works at Bakery with Charley

Father- M, 30+, Charley's Father

Young Norma- FM, 18+, Charley's sister

Ellen and Nurse- FM, 20+, Woman at party. Nurse

Mr. Harvey- M, 30+, Party goer

Joe- M, 20+, Works at Bakery with Charley

Bernice and Mrs. Nemur - FM, 20+, Student with Charley. Professor's overbearing wife

Doris and Norma- FM, 20+, Lab Technician. Charley's sister

Gina, Chairlady and Anne, FM, 20+

Mrs. Feldman, Connie, Jackie, FM, 20+


Parts may be divided differently depending on Auditions.

Audition Dates:

March 12, 2022 at 2pm

March 14, 2022 at 6:30pm

Show Dates:

June 3-5, 10-12

Show Times are 

Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2pm