Opening Night Gala - Friday, May 31
The scene takes place in the small Texas town of McCarthy in 1975. Inside of a five-and-dime store, a reunion is planned for the members of a local 1950s James Dean fan club.
An odd assortment of women arrive, revealing hidden secrets..Among the women returning for the reunion is Mona, a disturbed woman who, in the '50s, got a job as an extra on the Giant shoot and nine months later gave birth to a son, who she claims is James Dean's child. There is Sissy, a wisecracking waitress, and also Joanne, who holds a shocking secret that is revealed at the reunion.
Besides the three main players, a collection of supporting characters maneuver around the periphery. They are Stella Mae, the wife of a rich petroleum executive; Edna Louise, a shy, withdrawn woman with numerous children; Juanita, the manager of the five-and-dime store; and Joe Qualley, a young man who likes to dress up in women's clothing.
Founded in 1929, The Very Little Theatre is a volunteer organization, run on membership power. Auditions are always open to the public, and those interested in other aspects of theatre besides acting are always welcome to work in backstage or technical capacities, such as costumes, makeup, props, sets, or box office.
If you’ve ever wanted to get a little taste of “show biz,” or would like more information on participating at The VLT, contact Vice President Suzanne Shapiro at 541-342-4795, e-mail: email@example.com, or leave a message at The Very Little Theatre: 541-344-7751.