Jefferson is very fortunate to have four, diverse and talented theater groups in town. How many cities in America can boast that they have one theater group for every 500 people? The 2012 Jefferson Theater Season kicks off this Saturday with the Red Velvet Cake War.
The Red Velvet Cake War, a comedy written by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and Jessie Jones, will be produced by the Sanctuary Players and directed by Sara Whitaker. Show times at the First United Methodist Church are; March 3rd at 3:00 PM and March 4th at 2:00 PM. The play continues the following weekend with shows on March 10th at 2:00 and 7:30 PM and on March 11th at 2:00 PM.
Here is the Red Velvet Cake War synopsis, from the Sanctuary Players website;
This is a riotously funny Southern-fried comedy. Three cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette, picked the very worst time for their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have become a delicious scandal the small town of Sweetgum and the eyes of Texas are upon them. Having “accidentally” driven her minivan through the bedroom of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is facing a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, the saucy 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 roughhewn 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 decide its success will prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a court-appointed psychologist. They face an uphill battle as wildly eccentric family members gather in the heat of July, fearing an impending Texas tornado. A shocking high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!
The First United Methodist Church is located at 305 W Henderson Street. Advance tickets can be purchased at Fashion & Art Revival (115 E Austin), Roy’s Toys and Trains (114 N Walnut) or online at http://www.SanctuaryPlayers.org. For more information call 847-722-8798