Director Stuart Champeau will bring Rogue Theater’s (facebook.com/roguetheater) production of Alabama Bound to the stage. Written by Charlotte Higgins, it consists of monologues from five tenacious women, all living hard lives in Alabama.
Dixie – played by Jamie Buesing – is a raucous, boozy police dispatcher whose long-awaited vacation with her no-good boyfriend is delayed by a desperate call from a child. Evelyn – Lola DeVillers – is an elderly nursing home resident who wryly observes life around her until a family secret is unearthed.
Homemaker Loretta – played by Donna Johnson – struggles to protect her limited domain from her husband and his tyrannical mother. A young beautician, Alice – Keri Grimsley – finally realizes her dream of attending a socialite’s elite fundraiser. In the final monologue, Dominique – Pamela Johnson – tells her heartbreaking story as an inmate in the Cheehaw State Prison for Women.
Performances will be held Aug. 1 and 2, 6 pm each day, in the back parking lot of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per student or $30 per car. All shows are weather permitting. A portion of all summer proceeds will go to local food pantries.