Garreville is a sharecropping community much like others in the rural, southern early 1900’s America.
Nelson is a sharecropper and the patriarch of his family comprised of himself, his wife Estelle and his six daughters. They are typical members of the community involved in church, good neighbors and Nelson even maintains a delicate balance of civility with the landowner and several of the white foremen involved with the local farming industry.
While there are sweeping cultural and economic changes occurring both locally and abroad, Nelson and his neighbors concern themselves primarily with their everyday existence. Farming, their homes, church, love, friendship and the general community. This includes the potential love lives of Nelson’s three oldest daughters. The daughters have their own independent opinions of how their lives should unfold regardless of cultural or societal norms put in place by others.
As Nelson endures the changes in his life, family, community and the world, he’s forced to examine how all of these changes in the world around him will impact his view of them all.
Roles being auditioned are:
Nelson Sharecropper, Narrator.Father of six daughters
Estelle Nelson’s wife
Mattie Nelson’s daughter
Abigail Nelson’s daughter
Cora Nelson’s daughter
Cato Singleton Local Black Mortician
Tyra Singleton Cato’s mother
Mabel Eliza Cato's dead wife
Grandma Nell Estelle's dead grandmother
Cole Miller White foreman of the sharecropping plantation
Cornell Stokely College educated student.
Sister Gertrude Banks Local church mother
Reverend Barbury Local Pastor of the Black community
Scipio Brown Blacksmith’s apprentice
Cephas Local Blacksmith
Samuel Runs the Plantation Store
Fred A white farm worker
Sheriff Sheriff of Garraville