Jan. 21 - Feb. 05 (2017)
"Bluebonnet Road" is a one-hour (or less) musical set in the Austin, Texas area. The year is 1979. Olive Trundle's older son, Noah, a moderately successful local singer/songwriter, drags Olive, her younger son, Jo Jo, an up and coming singer/songwriter, and Jo Jo's girlfriend, Misty Strand, on an adventure to spread the ashes of Olive's father on the farm where Olive grew up. The problem is that the river has been dammed for years and they don't know if they can find the farm. When they get to an island in the river where they think the farm might be flash floods leave them stranded to leave them all alone together to bond or air their differences.
"Bluebonnet Road" is scheduled for FronteraFest 2017!
Folks, I have my work cut out for me. If we could cast it now, we would have time to do a full production of "Bluebonnet Road" now. See the flyer below. But since we haven't been able to have a full cast, I'm doing it myself. It will be fun, though, and we have venues, dates and times.
o Sat. January 21st - during Open Mic Showcase at Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Road, 3:30 PM, free
o Wed. January 25th - NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe Street, 7:30 PM, $5.O0 donation requested
o Fri. January 27th - Green Man Coffee House (private home) , 6501 Linda Lane, 7:30 PM, free
o Sat. January 28th - NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe Street, 4:00 PM, $5.00 donation requested
o Sun. January 29th - NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe Street, 4:00 PM, $5.00 donation requested
o Fri. February 3rd - Green Man Coffee House, 6501 Linda Lane, 7:30 PM, free
o Sat. February 4th - NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe Street, 4:00 PM, $5.00 donation requested
o Sun. February 5th - NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe Street, 4:00 PM, $5.00 donation requested
We will be in the backyard at Green Man, weather permitting, so bundle up. There will be snacks and warm drinks for sale in concessions.
NeWorlDeli has wonderful sandwiches, soups, coffee, etc. for sale, as always.
So here's the format. I will ask for volunteers to read the roles in the script. If we have enough volunteers, we will have a second set for Act II. I will read stage directions, set the scene and sing the songs backed by recordings of my collaborator, Ron Kewin, on guitar and vocals.
This would be fun for performers and those who would like to perform. We'll keep it light. Perfection is not necessary. We hope to put out the show for future productions, so we hope the Austin theatre community will consider "Bluebonnet Road".
Come be a part of our development, and have fun with it.
Email: lrcaliche [AT] gmail.com; tel (512) 973-3885