The Playhouse to Hold Auditions for Quirky Comedy, “The Sugar Bean Sisters”
The Playhouse will hold auditions for “The Sugar Bean Sisters” on July 9th at 7:00 PM in its building located at 11680 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, PA in the village of McConnellstown. The show performance dates are September 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, and 21st at 7:30 PM and September 15th and 22nd at 2:00 PM. Please bring your calendar with all conflicts between
August 1st and September 22nd. Scripts are currently available for perusal. All scripts must be
returned to The Playhouse before auditions on July 9th.
All actors will be required to attend all scheduled rehearsals during the final week before the
show opens. Rehearsals are usually 3 evenings each week; work days are held on Saturday or
Sunday mornings depending on scheduling conflicts, and Saturday and/or Sunday rehearsals are
possible. For more information, please contact The Playhouse at 814-627-0311. You may also
find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LittleTheater.
Written by Nathan Sanders, this oddball Southern Gothic comedy is filled with romance, murder,
and alien abduction. The Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood—Willie Mae by
going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship
when the "space people" return for another visit.
We meet Faye and Willie Mae as they return home to their ramshackle swamp dwelling in Sugar
Bean, Florida. They had a disastrous daytrip to Disney World where Willie lost her prized Eva
Gabor wig on Space Mountain. That isn’t even the worst of it. Having witnessed the landing of
an alien space craft some 25 years ago in her daddy's sugarcane field, Faye prepares for the
return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day.
A disturbance in the sugarcane field lures the sisters outside to investigate, and Faye recalls how
their infamous daddy claimed to have witnessed dead folk walking through Sugar Bean on a
similar night many years before. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness
of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel, and
the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot to ensure the space people's
The casting requirements are as follows:
FAYE CLEMENTINE NETTLES (40s-60s): Earthy, inappropriate, and unconventional. Faye is the “enfant terrible” of Sugar Bean.
WILLIE MAE NETTLES (40s-60s): Faye’s exacting older sister. A deeply devout, bald-headed Mormon woman, she’s severe, humorless and dictatorial.
MISS VIDELLIA SPARKS (40s-50s): Freakish, eccentric and bizarre; the mysterious stranger who comes to town.
THE BISHOP CRUMLEY (30s-40s): A Mormon Bishop from Salt Lake City, Utah; a gentle, strikingly handsome man.
THE REPTILE WOMAN (40s-70s): the eccentric swamp mystic.
While experience is helpful, The Playhouse at McConnellstown does not require previous theatrical experience. We do, however, require that you have the desire, commitment, and the drive to help us produce the high-quality shows that our audiences have come to expect. Please come join us for a wonderful theatrical experience. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!