“WINSTON TASTES GOOD”
WINSTON TASTES GOOD is a Southern drama that, like UNBROKEN CIRCLES, takes place in a small town in North Carolina. The play opens with the ghost of the family matriarch, Granny Barb who was a tobacco farmer, looking all over the family’s house for one last cigarette to smoke before her body is laid to rest. Her family has gathered for her funeral, and each member has a definite idea about what should happen to the last twenty-five acres of farmland they own. Granny Barb’s granddaughter, Vivian, desperately wants to continue living on the land so her son can start growing tobacco again and revive the family business. Vivian’s older sister, Roberta, along with her husband, wants to build expensive summer homes to sell to upscale customers, while their brother, Winston, wants to sell the property as quickly as he can to make the movie he’s always dreamed of making. As family communication quickly erodes, long-kept family secrets about the land wake the family up to the reality that their dreams may not come true.
WINSTON TASTES GOOD
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
11 CHARACTERS (5 women and 6 men)
1 Exterior Set
BARBARA (GRANNY BARB) - A 99-year-old ghost. The former matriarch of a tobacco-growing family.
UNCLE PIERCE - Granny Barb’s 73-year-old son. An alcoholic with an eye for the ladies.
ROBERTA - Granny Barb’s oldest grandchild. She’s in her early 50s and lives in Winston-Salem, NC. She tries to rule the family with an iron hand.
THOMAS - Roberta’s husband. He’s also in his early 50s and is a contractor.
TOMMY - Roberta and Thomas’ overweight and spoiled 16-year-old son.
VIVIAN - Granny Barb’s middle grandchild. She’s in her late 40s and was taking care of Granny Barb before she died.
SARAH - Vivian’s daughter. A senior in high school who wants to move away far from home.
JOHN-LOUIS - Vivian’s 16-year-old son who is trying to grow tobacco.
CHARLES - Vivian’s fourth husband. He’s in his early 40s and an English teacher at the local high school.
WINSTON - Granny Barb’s youngest grandchild. He’s in his early 40s and lives in LA pursing a career in TV and film.
ISABEL - Winston’s girlfriend. She’s in her early 30s and also lives in LA.
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