Packing Up Polly

Season: 2022 Main Stage Season

Author: Leslie Kimbell

Director: Leslie Kimbell

Genre: Southern Comedy

Location: Colleen O. Williams Theater

Synopsis:

Polly Porter...famous 1970's gospel singer of the group POLLY PORTER & THE PRAISE HIS NAME SINGERS, has gone on up to heaven. Her daughter Caroline has come home to Savannah, Georgia to pack up Miss Polly's house...but there is just one little problem (or two or three) Miss Polly was an extreme hoarder of epic proportions...Caroline's useless siblings are totally MIA...and her three best friends from high school, former co-cheerleaders, have all shown up...UNANNOUNCED! Lizzy now owns the Miss Georgia Belle Pageantry system; Donna Jo is the local community theatre diva and Becca is having a late in life geriatric pregnancy with baby girl number five. The Gospel music plays and the margaritas pour...as the four ladies laugh, cry, scream and come together to pack up Miss Polly's house, heal old wounds and make new plans for their future.


Show Dates

  • October 14, 2022 7:30 pm
  • October 15, 2022 7:30 pm
  • October 16, 2022 3:00 pm
  • October 21, 2022 7:30 pm
  • October 22, 2022 7:30 pm
  • October 23, 2022 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • August 8, 2022 6:30 pm
  • August 9, 2022 6:30 pm

Audition Details

Auditions for PACKING UP POLLY - By Leslie Kimbell
August 8, 2022 6:30 PM
August 9, 2022 6:30 PM
Callbacks August 10, 2022 6:30 PM
Director - Leslie Kimbell
Assistant Director - Ann Mitchell

About the show:
Polly Porter...famous 1970’s gospel singer of the group POLLY PORTER & THE PRAISE HIS NAME SINGERS, has died. Her daughter Caroline has come home to Savannah, GA to pack up Miss Polly’s house…but there is just one little problem (or two or three) Miss Polly was an extreme hoarder of epic proportions…Caroline’s useless siblings are MIA…and her three best friends from high school, former co-cheerleaders, have all shown up…UNANNOUNCED! Lizzy now owns the Miss Georgia Belle Pageantry system; Donna Jo is the local community theatre diva and Becca is having a late in life geriatric pregnancy with baby number five. The Gospel music plays and the margaritas pour…as the four ladies laugh, cry, scream and come together to pack up Miss Polly’s house, heal old wounds and make new plans for the future.

Rehearsals run August 15th - October 13. 2022. Days and time are TBA depending on cast conflicts. Rehearsals are generally Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 PM until tech week. NO conflicts may be added after call-backs. Tech Week rehearsals are mandatory. Show dates are October 14, 15,16 and 21, 22 and 23.

Casting:
Caroline Porter Cook - 40's Polly's oldest daughter - former head cheerleader, Homecoming Queen, Prom Queen and all that goes with it.

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Jennings - 40's - Caroline's High School best "frenemy." Owner of the Miss Georgia Belle pageantry system.

Donna Jo Martin - 40's - Drama queen, local theatre diva and one time Off-Off-Broadway actor. Married eight times.

Rebecca "Becca" Bailey - 40's - Frumpy mother of four - currently expecting number five (any minute now) ...and soon to be single.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No prepared material is required. All roles are volunteer and unpaid.

Winder-Barrow Community Theatre is committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to attend every audition.


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