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Who Loves You, Jimmie Orrio?

Who Loves You, Jimmie Orrio?

By Cheryldee Huddleston.

Product Code: W95000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 2m., 3w.
  • Awards: PEN Center USA West Playwriting Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Moonshine and moonlight combine forces with the mildly miraculous in this Southern tale—darkly poignant and comic—of an ageless, mute woman. In a dying Tennessee trailer park in 1966, Melinda wanders through the nearby woods, dressed in a dirty white nightgown, alternately abused and neglected by her embittered mother, Jessica, whose man hunger "wilts small plants." J.T., an unflappable 13-year-old girl, Melinda's only friend, delights in rumors that the "speechless" woman is a witch. Purveying a possibly supernatural jar of moonshine, Leonard Pager, a middle-aged black man out of place in white Cookeville, stops for dessert with Jessica and finds he has a high price to pay for a piece of pie. Just out after a year in jail, Jimmie Orrio sleeps in the next trailer. It seems Jimmie was in jail for shooting a cowboy twice over something bad the cowboy was doing to a horse. On Jimmie's trailer are the words, "I Love You, Jimmie Orrio," scrawled in red crayon. Who wrote them? Melinda has been waiting a year for Jimmie Orrio to come back. What happened a year ago? Melinda, under the moonlight, pours sugar over her body, highlighting a hoof-shaped imprint on her forehead; it looks as though she's been kicked by a small horse. Mysteries are answered as, propelled by the potent jar of moonshine and the healing touch of an outsider, a minor miracle presents itself and shows Melinda that the dirt road outside the trailer park has always led to freedom.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code W95000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583421659
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"Jimmie is great theater." -Marinscope Community Newspaper

"Fearsomely intimate … the play's heady late spring atmosphere … the images created … twirling in the moonlight as she [Melinda] anoints herself with sugar … deliver a wallop." -San Francisco Chronicle