The Red Velvet Cake War
The Hardeman County Arts Council at 1580 West Market St., Bolivar, TN Presents: The Red Velvet Cake War. The Red Velvet Cake War, a comedy written by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and Jessie Jones, will be directed by Monita Carlin and Ann Claire Simpson. Show times at HCAC are Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15 at 7:00 PM and Sunday Matinee on February 16 at 2:00 PM. (Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.) Red Velvet Cake War is a riotously funny Southern-fried comedy. Three Verdeen cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette picked the very worst time for their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt Laramie is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” driven her minivan through the bedroom of her husband‘s girlfriend‘s doublewide, Gaynelle is facing a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it‘s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley‘s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum‘s newest widower. But the cousins can‘t back out of the reunion now. Gaynelle is hosting it. Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette decided its success will prove Gaynelle‘s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade wildly eccentric Verdeens gather on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor‘s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you‘ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun! Tickets will go on sale to members on Monday through Friday, February 3-7 and to the public on Monday through Friday, February 10 -15 from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. For more information call 731-658-ARTS (2787). Ticket prices are $10.00 per person. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.