Former beauty queen Ima Jean Walker has returned home after 20 years to win a local talent contest which she is sure is the necessary springboard to jump-start her long-delayed career in country music. Her brilliant plan is thwarted when her high school rival appears on the scene to threaten her dreams of stardom and steal the spotlight. Sparks fly, claws come out, and Southern charm is tossed out the window as jealousy and greed take center stage in this diva-filled Southern comedy. A Breath of Dusty Air is a humorous yet touching story that reminds us some feuds die hard.
A Competition Version has been created as well. Be sure to write Competition in the special requests section of your application!
Southern sparks will fly!
–Port Aransas South Jetty
Ima Jean Walker – Pretty, early 40s.
Charlotte Mae Powell – Plain, Ima Jean’s sister, 40s.
Eva Jo Young – Ima Jean’s friend, 40s.
Daddy Walker – Ima Jean’s deceased father.
Del Barnett – Ima Jean’s first love, 40s.
Setting: Continental Trailways Bus Stop and Diner in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
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"Southern sparks will fly!” –Port Aransas South Jetty
An Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement. Your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date, unless other arrangements have been made in advance with your Stage Rights Licensing Representative.
The Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package for A Breath of Dusty Air consists of:
13 Production Scripts / $160.00 (shipping included)
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You will have the option to purchase additional Production Scripts at a discounted rate when you complete your Licensing Agreement.
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Stage Manager’s Script – Printed on standard 8.5” x 11” 3-hole-punched paper, with the same page numbers and text as the Printed Production Scripts, but with more space on the page for notes and cues.