The Red Velvet Cake War

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Written by:

Jesse Jones
Nicholas Hope
Jamie Wooten

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw 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 LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from 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. And 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. It’s on, Gaynelle’s hosting it, and Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided that its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers 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 red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

Show Dates & Times

February 16, 2023 at 6:30pm
February 17, 2023 at 6:30pm
February 18, 2023 at 10:30am
February 18, 2023 at 6:30pm

Cast

Cee Cee Windham — Tami Boyd
Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen — Kerri Moroni
La Merle Verdeen Minshew — Nelda Emfinger
Aubrey Verdeen — Jeff Ragusa
Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen — Joy Robinson
Peaches Verdeen Belrose — Molly Johnson
Bitsy Hargis — Christi Bryan
Newt Blaylock — Brandon Loman
Sheriff Goldie Lout — Carmen Hughes
Elsa Dowdall — Susan Ragusa
Mama Doll Hargis — Joni Fontenot

Directors

Zach Johnson & Molly Johnson

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