Theatre Department announces auditions for year’s first stage production

Sep 8, 2014 | Liberal Arts

Auditions for Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, the Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre’s first production of the 2014-2015 school year, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., September 15 in Stone Theatre, located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the Louisiana Tech campus. Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star tell the two sides of small-town life. Both works bring the characters face-to-face with the conflicts they have been avoiding, but McLure’s style allows for the plays to remain witty, comedic pieces. Laundry and Bourbon takes place on 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. A companion to Laundry and Bourbon, Lone Star is set in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar and conveys the men’s side of the story. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray (who worships him), Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits. Auditions are open to anyone who would like to participate. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one 60-second monologue in the style of the show and dress in accordance with the character you are interested in playing. Sides are available in office 304 of the Howard Center for the Performing Arts building for overnight checkout, and some adult language and content is involved. Callbacks will take place at 7 p.m. September 16. Performance of Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star are scheduled for October 29 – November 1, and November 5 – 8, 2014 in Stone Theatre. For more information on the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre, please call (318) 257-2930, visit us at, or “like” our Facebook page at For further information and to learn more about upcoming events from the School of Performing Arts, please visit Written by Marian Fields –