Auditions: Sunday and Monday, September 10 & 11, 2017, 7-9 pm
A Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Directed by Ryan Ball
Stage Manager: TBD
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. And it's not as if they don't already have enough to deal with.
Joveeta Crumpler, vivacious and driven, has had it up to here, having been passed over again for a promotion at work. On top of this, she has an ongoing battle to keep her feisty mother, Caprice, out of the local bar, and worries that her good ol' boy brother, Baby Crumpler, is taking his participation in a womanless beauty pageant way too seriously. Joveeta's big-hearted best friend, Georgia Dean Rudd, is struggling to keep her diner and finances afloat, but she just can't curb her impulse to take in every stray cat, possum, and armadillo that wanders by. Then there's Big Ethel Satterwhite, who's nobody's fool. But, tough as she is, she's continually frustrated by her clients at Stairway To Heaven Retirement Village, as well as her mule-headed husband, O.C., who shows far more affection for his Barcalounger than he does for Big Ethel. And all the residents are plagued by Haywood Sloggett, the curmudgeon from across the road, who loathes their "trailer-trash" ways, especially their keeping a life-size illuminated nativity scene up year 'round.
But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they — and their way of life — have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by "the big guys." The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale.
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Joveeta Crumpler (F, 40s)
Caprice Crumpler (F, 60-70)
Norwayne "Baby" Crumpler (M, 40s)
Georgia Dean Rudd (F, 40s)
Big Ethel Satterwhite (F, 60-70)
Haywood Sloggett (M, 70s)
Lark Barken (F, 20s) — down on her luck and with a baby on the way, looking for a job and a place to stay
Lomax Tanner (M, 40s) — officious city manager
Starla Pudney (F, 40s) – the mayor's conniving, high-maintenance wife