Playhouse 615

Males and Females 25-60's

Saturday, January 15 at 2:00pm
Sunday, January 16 at 5:00pm
Playhouse 615, 11920 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet
Set in the late 1940s, Horton Foote’s award-winning play tells of an aging widow who runs away from her son and daughter-in-law and their cramped Houston apartment to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery.
Rehearsals begin Monday, January 31
Performances are March 11 – 27, 2022
More information: [email protected]
Covid Protocol:
Actors must show proof of fully vaccinated status (preferably boosted) in order to audition. You also must wear a mask (preferably an N95, KN94, or KN95) while at the theatre.
What To Expect:
Actors are encouraged to come to auditions familiar with the script and ready to read scenes from the script. Only one actor will be allowed in the theatre at time, with the director, stage manager, and a reader.
Actors should expect to meet four or five times a week and should be flexible to accommodate rehearsal schedule changes caused by winter weather. Rehearsals for “The Trip to Bountiful” will begin offsite and then will move into the Playhouse beginning February 15. A draft rehearsal schedule – available at the audition – will be finalized once any actor conflicts are considered.
Character Descriptions:
These roles are available for this production of “The Trip to Bountiful”. Ages listed are suggested for the characters, not necessarily the actors portraying them. *The role of Carrie Watts has been cast; all other roles are available.*
Ludie Watts (Age 38-48) After working for a company for eight years, he became ill for two years and lost his savings. He has been working for six months, but still requires the assistance of his mother’s pension check. Residing in a small apartment with two women has equally taken its toll.
Jessie Mae Watts (Age 38-48) She would love to be going out doing things for herself, but feels trapped by life’s circumstances and by taking care of her mother-in-law. Jessie Mae doesn’t dislike Carrie, just the behavior and dislike she feels from Carrie.
Thelma (Age 25 – 50) A bride returning to her family home while she waits for her husband’s return from his duty overseas. Riding on the bus to Harrison, Texas and their separate destinations, her acquaintance with Carrie provides the opportunity to hear and to understand why Carrie must go home.
Sheriff (Age 40s-60s) Small town sheriff. Responding to Carrie’s pleas, he helps her complete her pilgrimage to Bountiful.
Roy, the Harrison Texas Ticket Man (Age 25-40) Not familiar with the Bountiful of Carrie’s memory, he shares time before daylight with Carrie as she continues her journey.
Two Houston Ticket Men (Ages open) Exchange lines with Carrie and Ludie respectively at the Houston bus depot.
There are also walk-on character roles available for the Houston bus scene. They do not have scripted lines. They will be blocked into the scene and likely will be used as an in-character stage crew members changing physical stage settings. One of these actors will be cast as the Bus Driver whose voice is heard only from off stage.

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