I’ll Never Be Hungry Again

Book & lyrics by Catherine Bush
Music by Gary Bartholomew
  • Stephen Scott Wormley & Nick Koesters
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Stephen Scott Wormley & Nick Koesters
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Sean Campos & Erin Parker
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Erin Parker & Nick Koesters
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Sean Campos & Hannah Ingram
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Erin Parker & Nick Koesters
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Erin Parker
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Erin Parker & Nick Koesters
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Erin Parker
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Erin Parker & Stephen Scott Wormley
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Hannah Ingram
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Erin Parker, Nick Koesters, Stephen Scott Wormley & Sean Campos
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Nick Koesters & Erin Parker
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Hannah Ingram & Sean Campos
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Hannah Ingram & Nick Koesters
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Nick Koesters & Erin Parker
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Nick Koesters & Hannah Ingram
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Sean Campos, Nick Koesters, Erin Parker, Stephen Scott Wormley & Hannah Ingram
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Synopsis

David is a black grad student assigned to read Gone With The Wind for a Southern Lit class. But David doesn’t want to read any novel about “white crackers getting rich off the sweat of their black brethren” so he puts it off until the night before the test. Then, under the influence of too much partying, David passes out in the middle of the story only to wake up and find himself at Terra Firma, the plantation home of Starlett O’Hara. It’s only a wild, crazy-ass dream, right? Or is it? David begins to wonder as he gets pulled into the plot of America’s most famous romance… slightly skewed and fraught with musical zaniness. Will Starlett and that scoundrel Whet Butler ever hook up? Is Smelanie Hamilton really that sweet? Can Whammy teach Sissy how to tap? All these questions and a zillion more you never thought to ask… well, they won’t be answered, but who cares? We’ll worry about that tomorrow…

Cast

David early twenties; black grad student
Starlett O’Hara twenties; beautiful, spoiled Southern belle
Emerald O’Hara fifties; Starlett’s Irish father
Whammy forties; Starlett’s black mammy
Ghastly Wilkes thirties; Starlett’s neighbor
Smelanie Hamilton twenties; Ghastly’s goody two-shoes wife.
Sissy sixteen; simple-minded slave wench
Whet Butler forties; handsome scoundrel
Swell Watling forties; whorehouse madame
Stank Kennedy forties, Starlett’s second husband

Specs

Cast Size: 5 (3M, 2W)
Approximate Run Time: 2h
Number of Acts: Two Acts
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Production History

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again was first produced in 2006 and again in 2013 by Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director.

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again was produced in 2007 by Off Square Theatre Company (Jackson Hole, WY), Bob Stephenson, General Manager

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again was produced in 2008 by Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Lewisburg, WV), Cathey Crowell Sawyer, Artistic Director


Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:
David/Sissy
Emerald/Ghastly/Stank
Whet/Whammy
Smelanie/Swell


Reviews

“Hilarious, side-splitting fun…”
Robert McKinney, Bristol Herald Courier
Cast Size: 5 (3M, 2W)
Approximate Run Time: 2h
Number of Acts: Two Acts
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Sample Music

Synopsis

David is a black grad student assigned to read Gone With The Wind for a Southern Lit class. But David doesn’t want to read any novel about “white crackers getting rich off the sweat of their black brethren” so he puts it off until the night before the test. Then, under the influence of too much partying, David passes out in the middle of the story only to wake up and find himself at Terra Firma, the plantation home of Starlett O’Hara. It’s only a wild, crazy-ass dream, right? Or is it? David begins to wonder as he gets pulled into the plot of America’s most famous romance… slightly skewed and fraught with musical zaniness. Will Starlett and that scoundrel Whet Butler ever hook up? Is Smelanie Hamilton really that sweet? Can Whammy teach Sissy how to tap? All these questions and a zillion more you never thought to ask… well, they won’t be answered, but who cares? We’ll worry about that tomorrow…

Cast

David
early twenties; black grad student
Starlett O’Hara
twenties; beautiful, spoiled Southern belle
Emerald O’Hara
fifties; Starlett’s Irish father
Whammy
forties; Starlett’s black mammy
Ghastly Wilkes
thirties; Starlett’s neighbor
Smelanie Hamilton
twenties; Ghastly’s goody two-shoes wife.
Sissy
sixteen; simple-minded slave wench
Whet Butler
forties; handsome scoundrel
Swell Watling
forties; whorehouse madame
Stank Kennedy
forties, Starlett’s second husband
Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:
David/Sissy
Emerald/Ghastly/Stank
Whet/Whammy
Smelanie/Swell


Reviews

“Hilarious, side-splitting fun…”
Robert McKinney, Bristol Herald Courier

Production History

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again was first produced in 2006 and again in 2013 by Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director.

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again was produced in 2007 by Off Square Theatre Company (Jackson Hole, WY), Bob Stephenson, General Manager

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again was produced in 2008 by Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Lewisburg, WV), Cathey Crowell Sawyer, Artistic Director

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