Blues for Willadean- DVD Autographed by DEL SHORES
BLUES FOR WILLADEAN
by Del Shores
with music by Joe Patrick Ward
based on the play Trials and Tribulations for a Trailer Park Housewife
Beth Grant stars as Willadean Winkler, a mother of two children who is trapped in a loveless marriage with J.D. Winkler (David Steen), a blue collar truck driver who is lost in a drunken haze of unachieved adolescent dreams of athletic glory. He blames Willadean for his lack of success, the death of their “wild” daughter and turning their banished son gay. He controls her money, her friends and her actions through the often realized threat of physical violence. Set in Mesquite, Texas, they live in a trailer park next to Willadean’s best and only friend, LaSonia (Octavia Spencer), a lively character filled with much needed comic relief, wisdom and hope. Across the way the park’s newest resident, five-times married cocktail waitress Rayleen Hobbs (Dale Dickey), storms into their lives in her little camper shell. The characters are brilliantly strung together, with the help of a sultry, intuitive Blues Singer (Debby Holiday) who encourages Willadean through music to push for something more than the life J.D. allows for her. Explosive one-sided arguments filled with pain, lost dreams and anger erupt and build over time until one disastrous night it goes too far and the lives of those in the trailer park will never the same.
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