Two One Acts

Performed Together

  GOIN SOUTH  

            CHAOS RULES

 

GOIN' SOUTH

A Country Musical in One Act

Alcohol, adultery and the American way...

Book: Richard Jennings & John Sanborn

Lyrics: Richard Jennings & John Sanborn

Music Richard Jennings

 

CHAOS RULES

A Rock/Punk Musical in One Act

 

You can never go home again,,

                              Well, you can, but it gets messy.

 

Book: John Sanborn

Lyrics: Richard Jennings & John Sanborn

Music Richard Jennings

 

GOIN' SOUTH

Cast

Roy -20s male, nice, solid guy handy man and narrator. Brittany - 20s, flirty Roys ex girlfriend, Earls wild one affair

Alice - 30s woman, Married to Earl and wondering why.

Earl - 30s, Alices alcoholic, cheating husband a likeable mess. Fred - mid 40s man, charming salt of the earth, really

Lynne - mid 40s woman, a bright southern sweetheart - Freds wife.

 

Location: Small Town, USA

 

Synopsis

In a small southern trailer park, a collection of down on their luck characters struggle to get by. And as they scrounge for cash they drink a mid-morning beer, dally with others theyre not married to, and generally screw things up. All set to a series of snappy country songs that reek of alcohol, revel in adultery and celebrate the American way. Through everyday twists and turns our ensemble sings about love, loss, fear and the price of gas. As our devil-may-care narrator Roy points out You just never know. Sometimes things just go south.

 

 

CHAOS RULES

Living in continual chaos is exhaustin and frightening. The catch is that it's also very addictive.

 

Cast

Brittany - 20s woman, Trashy, brash and a sexy mess.

William - male 20s male, dashing, witty and very verbal. Deborah - 40s woman, stylish, pragmatic and smart. Brittany mom. Ex band mate and ex wife to Jack.

Jack - 40s male. Slightly burnt, die hard rebel. Father to Brittany.

Sheila - 30s woman, very chic, party queen.

Roger - 30s male, serious in the way only a reformed smoker can be. Hes self-righteous, but right.

 

Location: Brittany's home city

 

Synopsis

Take a wild ride with Brittany, a young woman desperate to get her life back on track. Shes quit school, run away from a messy affair, drunk her weight in beer and headed home to sort things out. There she picks up William, a handsome guy who curiously is not interested in sleeping with her, and actually turns out to be a mythic sprite, dressed in Armani. Together they trace the roots of Brittney's troubles in a series of biting punk flavored rock songs. The oddball duo visit Mom and Dad, discuss the nature of free will verses destiny, and sing and dance a Tango of Fate. You can never go home again- well, you can, but its gonna get messy.

 

 

 

CHAOS RULES

GOIN' SOUTH

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