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AUDITION NOTICE

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MAKING SWEET TEA AND

OTHER SECRETS

 

a comedy-drama by Paul Elliott


Directed by Terry Veal

When: 2-5:00 pm Saturday, July 27, 2024 – Readings from the script. Plan to arrive no later than 3:30 pm. If needed, callbacks will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 28 or a time to be determined. If you have any questions, email artistic@carpentersquare.com.

Where: At the theatre, located at 1009 W. Reno.  Parking is free on the street. Do not use the parking lot for The Horn Trader on the northeast corner of Western & Reno. You may park on ramps in front of garage doors on Reno.

What: Bring a recent photo and theatrical résumé. Be prepared to list any definite or possible conflicts on your audition form during August and September through the run of the play September 13-29, 2024.

Please read the script before auditions! Hard copy perusal scripts are available to check out. Call CST at 405-232-6500 or email business@carpentersquare.com to make arrangements to check out a script. Call or contact us in the office before dropping by. 

Office Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays 1-6:00 pm. Rhonda Clark is usually in the office until at least 7:30 pm if someone needs to come late, but please text or call her at 405-205-2446 before coming by. 

 

Performance dates: September 13-29, 2024


Specific dates are: Sep 13-14, 19-22 and 26-29 with brush-up rehearsal and archive photos on Sep 17 or 18. Most rehearsals are scheduled Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. with Saturday or Sunday rehearsals scheduled only if needed to accommodate week-night conflicts. 1st tech is the afternoon/early evening of Sunday, Sep 8, 2024. 

CAST OVERVIEW: 4 Women, 2 Men and 1 transgender teen who presents as female in the play.  

RUTHIE ROSE HAMILTON (60s) A no-nonsense, rigid country woman raised to be gentler than this life has allowed her to be. She rules her world and her sister with love, but in black and white terms. 

 

DOTTIE LORRAINE HAMILTON (60s) Ruthie’s slightly older sister. A seemingly genteel woman, stronger in many ways than her fragile frame implies.

 

ROBERT (ROBBIE) PARKER (30s) A good guy who is the local sheriff.

 

AMBER (appears 18) Battered and abused with anger issues and a big secret.

SHEILA RAY (40s-50s) The town gossip and hairdresser. She has been 30 years old for at least the last 15 years.

 

DOC MARSHALL (50s) The most influential and most beloved man in town.

 

JANIE MARSHALL (40s-50s) Doc’s wife who hides her secrets with prescription drugs. 

 
SYNOPSIS:

Awards: - AACT NewPlayFest Winner. 

 

Dottie and Ruth Hamilton have always kept their lives in order, living each day in rural isolation and contentment. All of that changes when the sheriff drops a battered teenage girl on their doorstep and asks them to keep her safe. Neither is prepared for the role of savior, and they are even less inclined when they find out the girl is really a boy and the person who has almost killed her is her father, one of the most respected members of their small community. The question is: Can these two older women get past their own ingrained ideas of how life should be to protect a teenager they don’t even understand? Making Sweet Tea and Other Secrets refers to all the hidden bigotry, prejudice, and even brutality, a town will turn a blind eye to, until forced to bring those secrets to light and fight back.

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