Horton Foote’s THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Directed by Anne Scarborough
AUDITIONS: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Individual: 5:30-7:30 PM
Ensemble: (attendance strongly encouraged) 7:30-8:30
WHERE: CFRT 1209 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28305
(enter Highland Ave. entrance)
REHEARSES: March 17 – April 8, Tuesdays-Sundays
RUNS: April 9-26, 2015 Wednesdays-Sundays on CFRT Mainstage
The Tony Award –winning The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote follows Carrie Watts, an active, highly motivated widow living in a cramped apartment in Houston in the spring of 1953 with her son and daughter-in-law. Carrie escapes her relatives’ watchful eye to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes and inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: For ROY, THELMA and SHERIFF: 5 minute audition slots. Please prepare a contemporary monologue of one minute or less and be prepared to read from the sides posted at www.cfrt.org.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Carrie Watts and Ludie Watts are cast. All other roles are open):
CARRIE WATTS (Age Mid-60’s.): An aging woman of great will and conviction who longs to return to the home of her youth, Bountiful. She is feisty, earthy, mischievous, sometimes hard, often tender. Her gaze is backward, even as she plans her future.
LUDIE WATTS (Age 45-ish): A man lost. Due to a two-year illness, he has depleted his savings and relies upon the assistance of his mother’s pension check. He lives in a small Houston apartment with his wife and with his mother. His mother traded their family home for his education. He is nervous, amiable, childless, sometimes defeated and usually passive. He is hopeful about his new job.
JESSIE MAE WATTS (Age 40-ish): Ludie’s wife, a social creature, childfree, strong, opinionated, a woman of her time. A creature of the city and far from nature. Never intentionally cruel. Has a very soft side. Longs for acceptance and for a bigger life.
*THELMA (Age Early 20’s): A new bride returning to her happy, working-class, family home while she waits for her beloved husband’s return from his duty overseas. Starting out in life. Exudes fecundity. Plump, healthy-looking, kind and likeable.
*SHERIFF (Age mid-50’s): (maybe a decade or so younger than Mrs. Watts) Small town sheriff. A large, earthy, strong, weathered, but patient and tender man. Calm and sure.
*ROY (Age mid-40’s): Station Master. A slow-moving, matter of fact loner who follows the rules.
*2 TICKET MASTERS (30-ish): Both are city men. Not unkind, but busy and distracted.
There are also ensemble roles available. They do not have scripted text, but require an interest in stage movement and an eagerness to experiment.
*Thelma, Roy, Sheriff and Ticket Masters may also be cast in the ensemble.
Email Michael at email@example.com to reserve your spot for the audition.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What if I have little stage experience?
A: No matter. Come audition!
Q: Oh my… I can’t be there for the audition! What do I do?
A: If you absolutely cannot make it video submissions will be accepted. An additional audition day may be added at a later date, so let us know when you will be in town.
Q: Can I send you my resume?
A: Yes! Please email it to Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the theatre:
Cape Fear Regional Theatre 1209 Hay Street/P.O. Box 53723 Fayetteville, NC 28305
Headshots and Resumes are encouraged and appreciated. A perusal script is available in the CFRT Business Office, Monday-Friday; 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.