Full Length Play
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - Set in Clemmie's Tea Room located in downtown Natchez, Mississippi.
There may be a small sign reading "Welcome to Clemmie's ... Sit &
Sip With Us."
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups
It's 1956 and Hollywood has arrived in Natchez, Mississippi with its brightest stars to film Raintree County.
Meanwhile at Clemmie's, a Natchez tea room, the widowed proprietor who
has a fascination with movies and a secret admirer, oversees her own
cast of characters: Tootie, her take charge friend; Jo Beth, a former
beauty queen; Glease, a man more comfortable with women than macho men,
and Marjorie, an unethical social climber. Competition for a small role
in the movie brings out the best and worst of these memorable
characters. Twists, turns and revelations lead Clemmie to trade a moment
of fame for love and the chance to impact the lives of people dear to
"A warm, funny play...hilarious, heart-warming, sassy Southern comedy...a standing ovation." - Asheville Citizen-Times
"Offers jolly good fun...tightly crafted dialogue delivers a chuckle a minute." - Starkville Daily News
Originally produced at the Sonoma County Repertory Theatre in Sebastopol, California.