Southern Baptist Sissies
by Del Shores
Full Length Play, Comedy / 7m, 2f
"Daring. Heroic. No-holds-barred hilarious."-LA Times
"Cathartic, comedic, awe-inspiring."-Daily Variety
"Brash, sensitive and compelling. An evening of engrossing and, at times, hilarious theatre."-The Hollywood Reporter
Reviews"Daring. Heroic. No-holds-barred hilarious."- LA Times
"Cathartic, comedic, awe-inspiring."- Daily Variety
"Brash, sensitive and compelling. An evening of engrossing and, at times, hilarious theatre."- The Hollywood Reporter
"Distinctive and arresting. A funny and yet strangely moving treatment of goodhearted, wacky Texans suffering through an intolerant world."- Chicago Tribune
"Wrenching as it is hilarious."- Dallas Morning News
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
TJ. BROOKS-20's, the masculine sissy, who believes and clings tightly to God's Holy Word.
ANDREW THOMAS FORD-20's, the conflicted sissy who can't pray away the feelings.
BENNY/IONA TRAYLOR-20's, the effeminate sissy who has escaped in a world of drag.
MOTHERS-Mark's is sweet and saccharine; Benny's is beyond trailer trash; Andrew's is older, worried and kind. All three mothers are played by the same actress. PREACHER-40-60. He preaches what he believes-hell, fire and brimstone.
RESTON "PEANUT" LEROY-the 55-year-old tragically funny alcoholic queen.
BROTHER CHAFFEY/HOUSTON-Brother Chaffey is the latent church pianist, Houston the gay bar pianist. Both are the same actor/musician.
ODETTE ANNETTE BARNET-40's-50's, a loudmouth bar fly who has a sad secret. STRIPPER-The club go-go boy who has a ripped, beautiful body. (Author's suggestion is to double cast with the actor who plays T.1.)
(NOTE: The "sissies" playfrom age six to late 20s, except Andrew who plays from six to early 20s. They should be cast in their 20s.)