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THEATRE: Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre

AEA LORT/ $1,306 weekly

Artistic Director: Michael Ritchie

Associate Artistic Director: Neel Keller

Playwright: Horton Foote

Director: Michael Wilson

Casting Director: Mark Simon

Casting Associate: Meg Fister

Casting Assistant: Steven Pieszchalski

REHEARSES: Principals start 8/26/14 / Ensemble start 9/2/14

PREVIEW: 9/17/14

OPEN: 9/26/14

CLOSE: 11/2/14

AUDITIONS: Mid-June, Los Angeles

Mrs. Carrie Watts: Cicely Tyson
Jessie Mae Watts: Vanessa Williams
Ludie Watts: Blair Underwood


Ensemble refers to the townspeople and bus passengers who are on stage throughout the play.

Second Houston Ticket Agent and Ensemble: Any age. Ticket clerk at Houston bus station. 

U/S Carrie (Cicely Tyson) and Ensemble: Mid 50s+. African-American. A strong-willed, spiritual woman who feels emotionally and physically trapped in her son and daughter-in-law’s apartment in Houston. She is haunted by the memory of “Bountiful”, her childhood home, and longs to return there before she dies.

U/S Ludie (Blair Underwood) and Ensemble: 40s-50s, African-American. Plagued by a sense of failure in his work, marriage, and life. Continually feels torn between his love and loyalty to his mother, and his devotion to his wife.

U/S Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams) and Ensemble: 40s. African-American. A selfish, obstinate woman, who has difficulty seeing past her own feelings of entrapment. Although she is antagonizing towards Carrie and Ludie, she is not a villain. Attractive and very strong.

U/S Thelma and Ensemble: 20s- 30s. African-American. A compassionate, sincere young woman who provides Carrie with companionship along her journey to “Bountiful”.

U/S Roy and Ensemble: 40s – 60s. African-American. A helpful bus station agent who helps Carrie when she is in need. 

U/S Sheriff and Houston Ticket Agents: 40s – 60s. A wise, insightful, and protective man who assists Carrie on the final leg of her journey to “Bountiful”. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch is from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sign up begins at 9:00 AM

Sign up begins at 9:00 AM. EPA Rules are in effect. A monitor will be provided.

Music Center Annex
601 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking in the Music Center garage available for $8.00

Sides & Script available under 'Audition Materials