October to May 2006-2007


14 October 2006 — THE KLUCKING OF HENS
by Carole Lockwood

The Cast...
Aimee
Howard
Judy
Kranz
Jean
Lichty
Lue
McWilliams
Caroline
Rossi
Rachel
Sullivan
Alaina Zachary

The Klucking of Hens is about a group of six women in Celestial, Alabama, a very small town just south of Birmingham. The women’s ages range from 18 to over 65 and yet they all have strong connections. Lockwood gives us a great deal of humour in the dialogue between the characters. Early in the play, another woman from Ohio is introduced to the group, since she recently mariied the son of one of the older women. The dynamics of the new woman entering the group and the prejudices and bigaory that begin to appear are what make the play so very strong and gripping. The audience will very soon find that this is not a comedy.

CAROLE LOCKWOOD has been consistently active in the professional theater since her college days at Purdue University. Early on, during the reign of their professional theater company, she worked alongside such talents as James Earl Jones, Francis Farmer, Tom Moore, Stuart Howard and Anne Revere. Winning Chicago’s prestigious Joseph Jefferson Best Actress Award for her performance at David Mamet’s St. Nicholas Theatre in David Rudkin’s ASHES opposite John Malkovich, she has played many of the leading regional theaters in this country from Anchorage, Alaska to Rochester, New York, along with forays on and off Broadway. To date she has appeared in 58 professional productions. It was Mr. Mamet’s challenge to her that prompted Carole to sit down and write a play. She has not stopped writing since.

Carole has written five plays; Basic Cabel, The Lone Star Princess, and three scripts historically founded in the civil rights movement, “the girls” of Red Tears (the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church), The Mary Band Road Show (the Selma-to-Montgomery March) and The Klucking of Hens (A Story of Klan Wives). Up on the Roof (rooftops after Hurricane Katrina) is currently in the works.

Ms. Lockwood was one of 6 playwrights selected to participate in FutureFest 2006. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild and Actors Equity Association. Her play, The Klucking of Hens will be presented by Showcase Theatre as the opener of this season on October 14th.


This event is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts.
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