THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
By Horton Foote
Directed by Brenda Darling
ALUMNAE THEATRE COMPANY
Performance: Jan. 17 – Feb. 1, 2020
Featuring a multi-cultural cast, this interpretation of the well-loved, multi-award winning play, film and TV movie features several strong and compelling roles. Its themes which cut across cultures, include ageism, elder abuse and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
This is a non-union, non-paying production.
For over a century, ATC's outstanding casts, crew & management have been volunteers who love theatre.
Our cast will be multi-ethnic.
Setting: 1947 Texas -Characters speak with light Texan accent.
Ludie Watts 50-55, male, non-Caucasian, low paid accountant recently recovered from 2 years of unemployment due to ill health exhausting savings. Sensitive, non-confrontational, low self-esteem. Tries to minimize tensions in cramped apartment between the two strong women he loves – his mother and wife.
Jessie Mae Watts 45-55, female, any ethnicity, probably called very cute when younger, but now is hard, driven, nervous and hysterical. Her hopes for romance, own home, children, and wealth passed her by and instead she’s “stuck” in a tiny apartment with her husband and hated mother-in-law.
Thelma -20-25, female, any ethnicity. Kind, thoughtful and optimistic about life before her.
Carrie Watts -already cast. (Mother to Ludie; mother-in-law to Jessie Mae)
Sheriff 50-70, female, any ethnicity. An air of authority yet has compassion.
Roy, Ticket Agent 40-50, male, any ethnicity. Didn’t grow up in this rural area so may have different accent. Follows the rules.
AUDITIONS: between Sept 12 – 15, 2019
Callbacks: Sept 21st
Location: Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto,
Register for Auditions:
Email – headshot, resume, role for which you wish to be considered, and phone number. Please specify if you are an Alumnae Theatre Member.
Those selected for an audition will be contacted and scheduled.
PREP: If selected - Please prepare a short (2 min.) contemporary monologue after which you may receive redirection and and invited to read a side of your choice from the script. Sides are available on the Opportunities-Actors section of the Alumnae website. Alumnae members may choose to just read a side, but a monologue is appreciated.
REHEARSALS begin Sat. Oct. 12, 2019. 2 weeknights and either Sat or Sun depending on cast availability
Posted by: Alumnae Theatre
For more information: https://www.alumnaetheatre.com/auditions.html