Directed by Tania Gonzalez
Clemmie – Jennifer Meier
Tootie – Marcia Hamilton
Marjorie – Jacqueline Reck
JoBeth – Devan Willard
Glease – Cameron Waggoner
“A warm, funny play … hilarious, heart-warming, sassy Southern comedy … a standing ovation.” – Asheville Citizen-Times
“Offers jolly good fun…tightly crafted dialogue delivers a chuckle a minute.” – Starkville Daily News
It’s 1956 and Hollywood has arrived in Natchez, Mississippi with its brightest stars to film Raintree County. Meanwhile at Clemmie’s, a Natchez tea room, the widowed proprietor who has a fascination with movies and a secret admirer, oversees her own cast of characters: Tootie, her take charge friend; Jo Beth, a former beauty queen; Glease, a man more comfortable with women than macho men, and Marjorie, an unethical social climber. Competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best and worst of these memorable characters. Twists, turns and revelations lead Clemmie to trade a moment of fame for love and the chance to impact the lives of people dear to her.
About the Playwright:
Ron Osborne’s award winning plays have been produced by hundreds of theatres throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as recognized in more than 90 national playwriting competitions. A number of monologues from his plays appear in books published by Samuel French (Exceptional Monologues for Men and Women-2) and Smith & Kraus (The Best Monologues For Women 2001 …2007, and …2010.) He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Melissa; is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America; and has a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. His play, First Baptist of Ivy Gap was produced by SFCT in 2012.