Red Magnolia Theatre Company is pleased to bring James McClure's comedy about marriage and expectations to the Baton Rouge Community.


Auditions: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 5-8 PM.

Location: LSU Women’s Center, 5 Union Square, LSU Campus

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots are welcome but not required.


Laundry and Bourbon will be performed as a staged reading.

Performance date: March 27.

Rehearsals: March 10, 16, 23 & 24 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Director: Katie Sills Thibodaux


Requests for show-related information may be directed to Laundry and Bourbon Stage Manager, Teresa Alvarez by email at 

No advance copies of the scripts will be distributed for this production.

The setting is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth's home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee who, among other tidbits, can't resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he is unfaithful, but he needs her, and she loves him. And she'll be waiting for him when he comes home—no matter what others may say or think.


Casting Needs:

Elizabeth: a strong, sensuous woman, intelligent but distant, devoid of self-pity, a forthright person that will call anyone's bluff.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Characters Age Range: 30s


Hattie: a woman whose bluff needs calling, blowsy, brassy, used to getting her own way, mother, wife, talker, and busybody, has an adage for every occasion.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Characters Age Range: 30s


Amy Lee: bright, sassy, and spoiled, Baptist to the teeth, yet given to gossip, life revolves around the country club.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Characters Age Range: 30s

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