Auditions for DOUBLEWIDE, Texas – a benefit staged reading

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Stageworks: The Impromptu Players: Staged Reading Benefit – Auditions Feb 13th 

 

“Doublewide, Texas”

By Hope, Jones, and Wooten, authors of “The Dixie Swim Club”

 

Directed by Karen Buesing

Performances: Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8, 8pm

Tickets: Regular $35. Ten or more @ $25 each. Must be bought in blocks of ten.

Actors are asked to promote the show and arrange for at least 10 people to purchase tickets. There are no comp tickets. Because the show is a benefit for the theatre there is no compensation.

 

Rehearsals: Monday – Thursday evenings: April 3 – 6, 2017. 7 – 10pm.

 

About the play

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. They have to work together to protect their way of life – even if that means seceding from the Lone Star state and dealing with a traitor in their ranks. A cast of colorful characters makes this an hysterical comedy.

Auditions: 

Monday February 13:  6:30pm – 8:30pm. Stageworks Theatre.

Characters listed below. Digital copy of the script available by requesting from Karen Buesing.

To sign up for an audition: email or call the director: Karen Buesing: Karen.buesing@akerman.com

813 765-5273

 

 

Characters:  (Flexibility on ages. Looking for “characterizations”. Eccentricities.

OPEN FEMALE ROLES are in red. The rest are already cast. :
Big Ethel Satterwhite (50’s – 60’s) Rough, tough, no-nonsense nurse with a heart
Lark Barken (20’s……) A young, clueless free spirited but very eager woman…with a purpose.
Starla Pudney (30’s – 40’s) The High Maintenance First Lady of Tugaloo. Always looking out for her piece of the pie. ..and she’s not above cheating.

Georgia Dean Rudd (40’s – 50’s) Gregarious ball of fire. Takes nothin’ from nobody.

Joveeta Crumpler (30;s – 40’s) Vivacious and tightly wound, business woman of the year.

Caprice Crumpler (50’s – 60’s) Overly made up, Loves to laugh. Loves to party. Loves life with a vengeance. Gonna be the next great Star.

OPEN MALE ROLES are in red. The rest are already cast. 
Norwayne “Baby” Crumpler (40’s – 50’s) A good old boy who favors flannel shirts and cut off camouflage and work boots. Very earnest and eager to please. Naïve,sweet son of crazy mama. In one scene,he wears a dress!!
Haywood Sloggett (70’s – 80’s) Elderly. Cranky. Always KNOWS he’s right. Doesn’t like anyone – anytime, anywhere
Lomax Tanner (40’s – 50’s) a ladder climbing low-level sleazy bureaucrat who fancies himself as the next major land developer. Doesn’t matter how many bodies he has to climb over to get to the top of the ladder…without falling down himself. All without mussing his hair.