Our two “earthy” southern gals, Maxine and Charlotte, are back “on the road again”!
In the original play, we meet the girls right after Maxine’s husband, Nelson’s, funeral. Nelson was a long hauler all his life and winds out having a massive heart attack while on his first run in his brand new Peterbilt truck. Now, Maxine is left with a truck she can’t pay for and can’t sell, or she’ll lose her shirt, as well as a mountain of debt.
Enter Maxine’s sister, Charlotte, who says, “Why can’t we just pick up where Nelson left off?”
And so… they do! And, along the way, Maxine comes to know a whole different “Nelson” than the one she thought she was married to. As a result?… She winds out flushing his ashes down the toilet in the ladies’ room at “Rosie Mae’s Truck Stop” in South Carolina. And… That’s that!
Or is it?
In “MOTHER TRUCKERS – THE RADIO SHOW” the saga continues! Only this time, we get even wackier. This script continues the story of Maxine and Charlotte’s adventures loosely based on an old-time “Radio Show” format (just for fun), complete with a Foley Artist (who is really a janitor) to do all the sound effects… sort of! (Oooops!)
The girls are now pretty seasoned at bein’ long haulers and we find them in six different “episodes” taking them in “six different directions”.
In the characters of MAN and WOMAN, Our ditsy house sitter, Mary Ellen, returns in all her glory and we meet all sorts of new characters along the way including a funeral director and an escaped convict. And, each episode is introduced by a neurotic Announcer who’d rather be anywhere but… here.
What could be more fun?