SPINSTERS – A SCREENPLAY READING

Screenwriter: Alexandra Carrera
Run Time:  1 Hour 20 mins
Collection: LIVE EVENTS

Date/Time: WED JUN 24 2:30PM

Ticket Options: FREE

Feature, Comedy, Live Event, Advisory: Language, Sexual Content

Description:  SPINSTERS is an Austin Screenplay Awards Semi-Finalist. After losing the last vestige of a life-long dream, has-been-wanna-be singer-songwriter Lolly Lozapone returns home, hoping to find solace in her father’s loving embrace. Instead, she finds that her father, (increasingly eccentric, retired professor Max Lozapone) can’t wait for her to leave. She reconnects with her best childhood friend Jeryl St. Clair, a successful attorney recently saddled with the care of her mother, former distinguished Professor Ella Mae St. Clair. Professor St. Clair, famous for integrating academia as the first African American to gain tenure at the local college, is now slipping into the great fog of Alzheimer’s. The two befriend Sheila Webb, middle-aged party girl and part-owner of the Flip Side, a venue where Lolly used to play. While Sheila’s never at a loss for dates, she struggles to establish a relationship with her grandson whose mother, Shannon (born when Sheila was barely 15) tries to keep him as far away as possible.

Failing to ingratiate herself with her father, her neighbor, or even Jeryl, Lolly accepts the offer of helping out former flame, Jamie Quinn, with the care of his wife – the beautiful Patricia, currently fighting cancer. But Patricia has other plans. Sick of chemo, Patricia enlists Lolly as a co-conspirator, allowing Patricia a few good months before passing off her family’s care (Jamie and two teenaged girls) into Lolly’s (questionably-capable) hands in the event of Patricia’s death.

A lifetime of desperate attempts to be chosen by someone else leads to the pivotal moment of reckoning when a middle-aged woman finally frees her own voice and learns to choose herself.

Screenwriter Bio: Alexandra (Sasha) Carrera is an actor/writer living in Frederick, Maryland. She returned to Maryland after over a decade in Los Angeles where she worked as an actor both on stage and screen and also provided creative consulting for a producer at Artisan Entertainment and later, The Genre Company.  Her first film, Mr. Hopewell’s Remedy, a short she wrote during a trip back to Maryland, won multiple awards in festivals from Los Angeles to New York. Currently she plays series lead, Petra Antonelli, in the Baltimore-based web-series Thespian, now in its second season, available on Amazon.

SPINSTERS – A SCREENPLAY READING

CAST (In Order Of Appearance)
Stage Directions/Sam – sheri radick stroud
Lolly Lozapone – Sasha Carrera
Custodian/Sen. Cen. Dir/Librarian/Lilac Gardens Admin/Gigi/Orlando – Elisabeth Noone
Max Lozapone – Jim Scopeletis
Jeryl St. Clair – Aakhu Freeman
Ella Mae St. Clair – Dolly Turner
Dylan St. Clair/Tyler/Alex – Walter Maxfield Jones
Sheila Webb – Beth Hylton
Sheriff Buddy Webb/Frat Boy – Rick Kain
Ginger Bianchi – Brenna McDonough
Joe Bianchi – John Leslie
Ravi/Tex McCann/Gym Instructor/Len – Jay Sikand
Whitey LeRoux/Billy Bianchi/Sidney Stern/Brad – Christopher Walker
Shannon – Heather Godwin
Jamie Quinn/Tim – Timothy Pabon
Patricia Quinn/Woman in wheelchair – Kathryn Klvana

Sasha Carrera – Lolly Lozapone & Screenwriter

Elisabeth Noone -Multiple Roles

Rick Kain – Sheriff Buddy Web

 Aakhu Freeman – Jeryl St. Clair

 Heather Godwin -Shannon Webb

 sheri radick stroud – Narrator

Beth Hylton – Sheila Webb

Jay Sikand — Ravi, Tex McCann

Tim Pabon – Jamie Webb

Brenna McDonough – Ginger Bianchi

Jim Scopeletis – Max Lozapone

Walter Maxfield Jones – Dylan St. Clair, Tyler, Alex 

Chris Walker – Billy, Sidney Stern, Brad

John Leslie Wolfe – Joe Bianchi

Dolly Turner – Ella Mae St. Clair

Kathryn Klvana – Patricia Quinn

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