Crane Point Museum in Marathon Florida  Performs Mother Truckers

Crane Point Museum in Marathon Florida Performs Mother Truckers

Mother Truckers hits the road in Florida with the Crane Point Museum and the audience laughs all the way to “Rosie Mae’s Truck Stop” where they “eat here and get gas.”

Loretta Geotis of Crane Point shared her input on what she and her group did:

“I had the pleasure of working with J&G Unlimited in creating a fundraising project for my organization.  I decided to have a dinner and a play.  I had read “Mother Truckers” a few years prior while working as Executive Director at a community theatre.  I remembered the script and decided to use it for my event.  The script is well-written and very funny and has a small cast which was a necessity in my case.

I was able to enhance the story by adding funny signs and props including a sign that said “Rosie Mae’s Truck Stop – Eat Here and Get Gas.”  I created a “truck stop” environment with checked tablecloths and toy trucks and I-95 signs incorporated into the centerpieces.  My truck was carefully constructed and lit up which added to the ambiance.

The PressPlay CD sound track [provided by J&G with materials] finished off a great product and the audience was surprised at the first “truck engine” sounds and was still laughing when the toilet flushed for the final time.  The truck itself got an applause.

My audience loved it from beginning to end.  Judith at J&G was fun to work with and made the whole process worthwhile. Thank you J&G and keep writing those terrific scripts!”

As a result of the Crane Point production, J&G is receiving calls from other states as far north as New York, wanting Mother Truckers because they have been hearing from friends and theatre professionals that it is an extremely funny ride for audiences!

Thank you Loretta, you and your entire cast and crew.  What a magnificent job you’ve done!

You can find more information about Mother Truckers at the J&G Website by clicking here.

Mother Truckers, the road will never be the same again

Mother Truckers, the road will never be the same again

ScriptCover275_MotherTruckersA Comedy You Won’t Soon Forget!

CAST SIZE: 4

LENGTH: 1 hour, 30 minutes
(not including intermission or scene changes)

Maxine and Charlotte are sisters. Two buxom and full figured women who have worked hard all their lives and never quite gotten out of “Trailer Park” status. Although they have a tough exterior, they are actually very good people.

Maxine’s husband has just died of a sudden heart attack while he was on the road with their brand new Peterbilt Truck. Maxine reveals to Charlotte that Nelson’s heart attack could not have come at a worse time. They just bought the new rig, and Maxine is left in debt up to her eyeballs.

Trying to help, yet feeling at a loss, Charlotte says, “It’s a shame you can’t just pick up where Nelson left off.” Charlotte, of course does not really mean it, but Maxine suddenly figures… “Why NOT?” And so the adventure begins! And, while they’re at it, they will take Nelson’s ashes with them, hoping to find just the right place to spread them where he would be most happy.

The two women, assisted by Maxine’s loveable yet intensely micromanaging neighbor, Mary Ellen, pack the truck and take off on their first run. They get off to a bad start by taking a wrong turn and creating a major incident in a “NO TRUCK ZONE,” but soon feel reassured when they meet “Sugar Daddy” on the CB radio followed by Roy McCoy, a strange little guy with very big feet. Is it true what they say about a man with big feet?

Things get complicated they meet a hooker named Trixie at Rosie Mae’s Truck Stop. It seems Trixie knew Nelson quite well and Maxine is not amused. It now becomes painfully apparent that they have found just the right spot for Nelson’s ashes. In a roaring fury, Maxine locks herself in the Ladies Room, gives her farewell speech and flushes Nelson down the toilet. After all, he loved the water, the ladies and Rosie Mae’s Truck Stop. What could be more perfect?

With Maxine finally reaching “Closure”, the two women climb back aboard their shiny new truck and take to the road with the goal of putting their past behind them and looking forward to what lies ahead.

LOOK OUT… Here come the Mother Truckers. “The road” will never be the same again!