- WINNER! 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award
WINNER! More than 14 Los Angeles Theatre Awards including the Ovation Awards for Best Production and Best Playwright
"CRITIC'S CHOICE! A feat of breathtaking audacity." - Los Angeles Times, Read More
"Shores manages to fully explore Willadean's horrific plight while infusing the work with such hilarity the audience is often reduced to tears and laughter within the same breath." - Variety, Read More
- Gun Shots
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: A small trailer house; a bar called The Spotlight; the entrance to a Super Wal-Mart (accomplished through lighting).
J.D. WINKLER – around 50. Once the handsome quarterback, now the failed, angry, abusive, adulterous, alcoholic husband.
WILLADEAN WINKLER – mid- to late 40s. The trapped, weathered and abused housewife who has a beautiful heart and soul.
RAYLEEN HOBBS – late 30s. The much-married waitress with the great body, the hard, lived-in face who desperately needs acceptance.
LA SONIA ROBINSON – late 30s, African-American. Willadean’s fleshy neighbor and best friend who speaks her mind and has little fear.
A pianist also appears onstage who accompanies the Blue Singer.
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
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The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife was originally produced by Sharyn Lane for The Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 8, 2003.