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BC Theater to hold auditions for first play of new year

BC Theater to hold auditions for first play of new year

Thu Jan 12, 2023

Brazosport College Theatre is seeking actors for its first production of the Spring 2023 semester, “Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon — A Texas Double Feature.”

Auditions for the play will be held at 6 p.m. from Monday January 23 through Wednesday, January 25 at The Seidule Theatre on the Brazosport College campus.

Written by James McLure and consisting of two one-act plays, “Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon” is filled with humor, gossip and small-town characters. The play will be directed by Bobby Britton, Jr.

The play features six characters, three men and three women.

As Liz and Hattie fold laundry, and drink bourbon and coke, they gossip about the many open secrets that are a part of small-town Texas life. They’re joined by Amy Lee, who can’t resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman.

Meanwhile, Roy is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam, trying to reestablish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother Ray (who worships him), Roy consumes a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits.

“Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon” contains swear words and stage combat.

Auditions are open to students and non-students. College credit and scholarships are available for participants.

Roles include:

Elizabeth: Lead, A powerful woman who is confident in herself and her abilities. She sticks to her guns and calls others out on their drivel. Though she tries to hide her sensitive side and the love she has for Roy, she is loyal and faithful to him to the bitter end.

Hattie: Lead, The town gossip. She knows everything about everyone and is never afraid to share it. Hattie has an opinion about everything, and everything that has gone wrong is because of her husband and kids.

Amy Lee: Lead, Cletis’s wife who also partakes in gossip, but in a more subtle manner. Spoiled woman; strict Baptist; queen of the country club. And Hattie’s old enemy.

Roy Lead, A Vietnam war veteran. The bull-headed, strong, uneducated type that small town folk look up to. His 1959 pink Thunderbird convertible is everything sacred in the world to him.

Ray: Lead, Roy’s brother. Even more uneducated than Roy is, and he has no sense of irony. Always looks up to Roy and tries to cheer him up, but he does not understand what his brother has been through. At least he tries.

Cletis: Lead, An example of the small-town folk that look up to Roy. Married to Amy Lee for her father’s money and works at his appliance store. A disagreeable person who no one really wants to be around.

Rehearsals will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, from January 30 through March 2. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal.

Performances are scheduled for March 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12.

Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. An audition form can be found at forms.office.com/r/yRT6KG6S4W/.

For additional questions or more information, email onstage@brazosport.edu.