LA PLATA, Md. (January 29, 2011) The College of Southern Marylands Cause Theatre presents its cast for the winter production of Laundry and Bourbon, a comedy in one act by James McLure.
CSMs Cause Theatre produces challenging and timely theater pieces that address health concerns such as substance abuse and sexual health and body image to social issues such as sexual orientation, racism, suicide, womens issues and sexual assault.
The program provides a unique forum in which audience members are encouraged to consider how subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes and behaviors affect experiences and actions.
"Laundry and Bourbon" welcomes the audience to back porch, Anywhere, USA where its a hot summer afternoon in 1974. Elizabeth, Hattie and busy-body Amy Lee are folding laundry, drinking bourbon and Coke, gossiping, and exchanging insults while awaiting the return of Elizabeths wayward husband, Roy, who hasnt been the same since his return from Vietnam.
The constant breeze on this sweltering summer night is not enough to cool down the heat amongst these girls as they compare husbands, bridge club rivalry, infidelity, the introduction of mahjong, how to raise children and how to pick the right door on Monty Halls Lets Make a Deal, which is blaring from the television in the background. The stoic optimism and patience Elizabeth shows for her missing Vietnam Veteran husband Roy melts the heart of even these caustic women.
CSMs cast includes Elizabeth played by Katie Reilly of Waldorf, Hattie played by Kim Turner of Leonardtown and Amy Lee played by Veronica Rivers of White Plains.
Performances are Jan. 27-29 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, Feb. 3-5 at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium and Feb. 10-12 at the La Plata Campus, Black Box Theatre, Room FA-143, all showing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. For information contact bxoffc (at) csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or