Current Auditions

TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL 

AUDITION NOTICE

 

This beautiful tale, from playwright Horton Foote, follows the trials and tribulations of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman struggling to escape the confines of the cramped apartment she shares with her son and his self-centered wife so that she can visit her childhood home one more time before she dies. A simple, powerful allegory about the journeys we long to take and the quest to relive our happiest memories. 

 

AUDITIONS: Saturday, September 16th, at 2:00 and

Tuesday, September 19th, at 7:00

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Monologues are welcome but not required. No experience necessary and all roles are open. 

Scripts are available to check out ahead of time at WCP’s Walker Building, 224 Commercial Street, with a $10 refundable deposit. 

The show runs from November 10-19.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

Carrie Watts  (Age 65+) A widow who longs to return to the rural home of her youth in Bountiful, Texas. She is certain this change will carry her through her waning years. She’s feisty, indomitable and endearing.

 

Ludie Watts  (Age 38-50) Carrie’s son. An illness wiped out his savings. He’s been back working for six months, but still requires the assistance of his mother’s pension check. Ties to make peace with two dominate women.

 

Jessie Mae Watts  (Age 38-50) Ludie’s wife. She would love to have more time for herself, but feels trapped taking care of her mother-in-law. She doesn’t dislike Mrs. Watt’s but would like it she took her suggestions. 

 

Thelma  (Age 20-30) A new bride returning to her family home to wait for her husband’s return from his duty overseas. She meets Mrs. Watt’s while riding on the bus and they share their dreams and wisdom with each other.

 

Sheriff  (Age 35-50s) Small town sheriff. He helps Mrs. Watt’s complete her pilgrimage to Bountiful.

 

Roy  (Age 25-40) He is a representative of the new generation and shares time with Mrs. Watt’s on part of her journey.

 

2 Ticket Masters  (No specific age) They exchange lines with Carrie and Ludie at the various bus depots.

 

There are also walk-on character roles available for the Houston bus scene. They do not have scripted lines. Rehearsals for these walk-on roles is limited to the week before we open.

 

Call director, Greg Holt, at (319) 235-0367 for more information.

 

Additional Details:

Auditions will be held in the WCP/BHCT Walker Building at 224 Commercial Street in Waterloo. Interested individuals need only attend one audition session. Neither experience nor membership is required to audition.

WCP/BHCT is committed to a policy of open auditions. Our success depends on the full participation of talented people, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

Scripts are available for a week-long perusal with a $10 deposit. Please stop by the WCP/BHCT Walker Building during normal business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm) to pick up a script. Questions? Call 319-235-0367 or email anita.ross@wcpbhct.org.

 

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