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Southern Hospitality
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts

Directed Scott Mohon

Audition RequirementsReadings will be from the script. Scripts can be checked out for 2 days for a $20 deposit from Theatre Victoria’s office.

Call Backs: Call backs will be held if needed.

Notification:  Roles will be offered by Monday, July13, 2015.

The Story:
The Futrelle Sisters—Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn—are in trouble again. This time, the problem is bigger than ever: Their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing, and it's up to the sisters to save it from extinction. Ever since the Super SmartMart and the rendering plant closed, folks have been leaving Fayro in droves, but Honey Raye, with a major assist from her former nemesis, Geneva Musgrave, has come up with a possible solution. It seems a salsa manufacturing factory is looking to relocate, and a company representative is headed to Fayro on a scouting mission. Honey Raye, as the president of the Chamber of Commerce, makes promises that are not to be believed in order to woo the rep to choose Fayro. In fact, Honey Raye has told them that on the very weekend of the rep's visit, the town just happens to be having their biggest celebration of the year: "Fayro Days," which includes a craft show, a pet costume parade, a beauty pageant and a huge Civil War battle reenactment. So now it's up to the citizens of Fayro to quickly make her promises a reality. The biggest hurdle to impressing the salsa representative is staging a Civil War battle reenactment with only fifteen participants. Added to this is the dilemma of Twink being so desperate to get married that she's practically dragging the unwilling groom, Deputy John Curtis Buntner, to the altar. But this pales next to the financial problems the preacher and his wife are having—unless you don't consider gambling away your mobile home a problem. Frankie, however, seems to have it worst of all, what with her husband, Dub, going through a major midlife crisis at the same time her five-year-old twins are literally tearing up the town. And unfortunately for all of them, the "meanest woman in twelve counties," Dub's wicked, old Aunt Iney, is on her way for a visit. Iney's arrival in Fayro is definitely cause for alarm for the sisters; but it's nothing compared to their panic when the old girl drops dead in the Dubberly home just before the salsa rep shows up. But how the Futrelle sisters and the other citizens of Fayro, including sweet, simple Raynerd Chisum, pull together and save their town is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity—and a recipe for total hilarity.

A laugh-out-loud farce and a stand-alone play in its own right, SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY is the third play in the trilogy that begins with Dearly Beloved and continues with Christmas Belles. By John Bishop"MURDERS is the intelligent person's kind of nonsense." —NY Magazine.

Character Descriptions (ages are approximate) – 5 men, 8 women: 13 total
The following 6 roles will be cast from the auditions. 7 roles have been pre-cast from the original casting of either/or both of Theatre Victoria’s productions of Dearly Beloved in 2008 and Christmas Belles in 2010.
Miss Geneva Musgrave – town florist and owner of the bus depot, crotchety and bossy – age over 50
Gina Jo (G.J.) Dubberly Waverly – pastor’s wife, niece of the Futrelle sisters, a twin—20’s
D. Dayva Davidson – visitor to Fayro, possible relocation – sophisticated and businesslike – 30’s-40’s
Justin Waverly – interim pastor of The Tabernacle of the Lamb church, trying to become the full-time pastor – 20’s
Dub Dubberly – Frankie’s husband, good ol’ boy, in a mid-life crisis – late 40’s
Iney Dubberly – Dub’s elderly aunt, nasty and disagreeable, 70’s

Roles previously cast…
KAREN LOCHER - Honey Raye Futrelle – second oldest Futrelle sister, married five times unsuccessfully, somewhat loose, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, age around 50
MARY K RABE - Rhonda Lynn Lampley – oldest and fourth Futrelle sister (half-sister) who runs the Dairy Dog Restaurant – middle to late 50’s
JENNIFER RAYBURN - Twink Futrelle – middle Futrelle sister, unmarried but desperate to remedy that situation –-mid to late- 40’s
JOHNNY VERA - John Curtis Buntner – Deputy Sheriff of Fayro, TX – Twink is trying to drag him to the altar – 40’s
PAULINE PALONCO - Frankie Futrelle Dubberly – youngest Futrelle sister, mother of five year old late in life twins – mid- 40’s
WALTER W0MACK - Raynerd Chisum – mentally challenged employee of the Dairy Dog Restaurant, May be smarter than he seems – mid to late 20’s
JAMES REINHARDT - Buck Strickland – visitor to Fayro with Dayva, businessman, possible relocation – 40’s-50’s

Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 3, 2015 with a read-through
Anticipated rehearsals are Sunday-Thursday 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Technical Rehearsals (Production week) begins Sunday, September 6, 2015   
All cast members are required to be at all technical rehearsals

Performance Dates:  All cast members are required to be at all performances
Friday, September 11 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 12 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 13 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 16 – 6:30 pm – Brush Up Rehearsal
Thursday, September 17– 7:30 pm
Friday, September 18 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 19 – 7:30 pm

Technical Crew Call Dates
All Company Members are asked to participate in at least 2 crew calls other than strike.
Saturday, August 8 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 15 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 22 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 5 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 19 - after curtain STRIKE--All company members are required to
                                                participate in STRIKE