Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2016-17 Season: Share the Dream
Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2016-17 Season: Share the Dream

SecondStage: Alabama Rain

May 3 - 7, 2017

by Heather McCutchen

The Historic Drish House*


Monty Lou's been pregnant for 10 years; Laurie Laurie's dead spirit sings from the old magnolia tree; Pheenie's walking the entire coast of Florida; Rachel's gone to fetch the Ouija board; and little Dallas LaDean is determined to save them all. In Alabama Rain, Heather McCutchen tells the tale of five sisters living in a mythical Southern town where it has not rained in 40 years. The play examines the perils of a stagnant existence and the sisters' thirst for growth as they battle with the powerful force of "the way things have always been."


* This play will be presented at The Historic Drish House. For directions and more information about the venue, please see below.

Performance Dates

Wednesday, May 3 - 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 4 - 6:00 PM

Friday, May 5 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 6 - 6:00 PM

Sunday, May 7 - 2:00 PM


Written by Heather McCutchen


Directed by Kiera Gillock

Audition Dates & Information

February 27 & 28, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM


Ages range from about 15 to about 27. In order of age, from oldest to youngest:


Josephine (Pheenie) -

Pheenie is the matriarch of the sisters, taking on the position of caregiver when their mother passed away giving birth to the youngest. She has dedicated her life to her family, but struggled with her own desires and existence.


Laurie Laurie – The spiritual leader of the sisters, Laurie Laurie is sensitive and delicate.  She believes that everything has meaning, and often performs superstitious incantations and rituals.

Monty Louise -

The middle child of the sisters, Monty was named after the family millionaire who made his fortune through cunning and shrewd business tactics. Monty Lou takes after him ("except for his luck") and struggles as the wild-child of the siblings.


Rachel Catherine Anne -

Named by her oldest sister, Rachel takes after the more practical and grounded side of the family. She is often focused inward but takes on the family's problems as the stand-in when Pheenie leaves.


Dallas -

The youngest of the five sisters, Dallas is sweet and sensitive. She is closest to her sister, Laurie Laurie, and takes a lot of her teachings to heart, taking on the role of spiritual center after the departure of her sister.

The Historic Drish House

Theatre Tuscaloosa is proud to partner with our host for this production, The Historic Drish House. For more information about this historic building, visit their Facebook page here.


One of the most historically rich buildings in West Alabama, The Drish House is being restored to become Tuscaloosa’s ultimate event and wedding venue. While The Drish House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a beautiful antebellum plantation structure, it has been updated with the comfort and needs of today's event host and guests in mind.

With renovations giving the house an experiential structure with both open spaces and beautiful silhouettes, The Drish House provides the perfect setting for your next event: wedding, rehearsal dinner, personal or corporate party, charity fundraiser, 
organizational retreat or art opening.

Management of all events at The Drish House is exclusively offered by Vikki Grodner, one of Alabama's premiere event planners. We look forward to working with you on your special event to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

For tours or to schedule your event, contact Vikki at 205.422.9713 or

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-12pm
One hour prior to performances

9500 Old Greensboro Road #135
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405




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