The Betty Lou McLean Scholarship

Reading Community Players offers a $500.00 scholarship for graduating seniors pursuing a higher education degree in the arts. Qualifications are as follows:

1. You must be a current or past member of RCP (will be verified), and have been involved with RCP on or off the stage.

 2. You must be a graduating senior who has been accepted at a college or arts school. ***Proof that you have given a college your intent to attend must be provided before scholarship funds will be released.

3. You must complete the application in its entirety and it must be postmarked no later than June 1 of the current year. Please send applications to:

Reading Community Players

Attention: Scholarship Committee

PO Box 13425
Reading, PA 19612-3425


4. You may have to attend a scheduled interview.

***Arts majors will be given preference. If there are no applications received from students pursuing a degree in the arts, other majors will be considered.

If there are any questions, please email the RCP President at

Reading Community Players

Audition Dates: TBA

Audition Times: TBA

Audition Location: TBA 

Synopsis: In this comedy by the authors of Something's Afoot, Jackie Kennedy is very nervous on an afternoon in January, 1962. She has completed the restoration of the White House and has invited Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, Pat and Lady Bird to give their opinions. And do they ever! They criticize the way she runs the White House and take her to task for being uninvolved politically. When Mrs. Roosevelt commands her to head the crusade for women's rights, a hilarious political hurricane ensues. Each discovers something about herself, her relationship with her husband, and how touching and funny it can be to hold the highest non paying job in the U.S.A.

Roles: 8 Females required. 

Hannah ~  about 50 years old, a White House maid

Maureen ~ about 20 years old, new maid at the White House, recently arrived from Ireland  * accent required

Marie ~ late 20s/early 30s, Jackie's secretary

Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy ~ 30s, Determined, 

Mamie Eisenhower ~60ish but looks 10 years young, petite 

Lady Bird Johnson~ 40s/50s also petite with a Texan accent. 

Pat Nixon ~ late 40s/early 50s, sleek and blonde

Eleanor Roosevelt ~ appears older than the other ladies, dynamic, out of date.