In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!
Performance Dates & Times
April 28th - 7pm
April 29th - 7pm
May 6th - 7:30pm
May 7th - 2:30pm
May 12th - 7:30pm
May 13th - 730pm
This is an open call audition consisting of cold readings from the script. NO audition appointment is necessary. No monologue required.
*** Our building is currently being remodeled. Please look for our signage outside of the entrance, follow the signs inside the building to the elevator and join us on the third floor. Please pardon the dust! ***
All roles are available - there has been NO precasting of roles.
Ages are a suggestion. All young adult to adult ages are welcome!
CEE CEE WINDHAM - the sassy and stylish host of “Hospitality House”.
GAYNELL VERDEEN BODEEN – a walking nervous breakdown.
LaMERLE VERDEN MINSHEW – the sharp tongued matriarch of the Verdeen clan.
JIMMIE WYVETTE VERDEEN – a hearty (overweight) good ol’ girl with and unfortunate uni-brow.
PEACHES VERDEEN BELROSE – the saucy #1 mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area.
BITSY HARGIS – Gaynell’s neighbor.
SHERIFF GROVER – stereotypical Texas sheriff with mirrored sunglasses and a bad attitude.
ELSA DOWDALL - the skeptical court appointed psychologist.
MAMA DOLL HARGIS – Bitsy’s mother.
PURVIS VERDEEN – his favorite past time is taking pictures of dead relatives.
NOTE: We are seeking all races, genders, and ages! MEN - come on out. We might just have you play one of the great female roles!