7 Women, 3 Men (doubling)
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 set tongues wagging 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, 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.
It's on and Gaynelle's hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided 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 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!
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"A real knee-slapper, uproarious! The cast milks belly laughs by the gallon from this sassy script.
A tasty comic souffle!"
Triangle Arts and Entertainment, Raleigh, NC
"Hilarious! This play will definitely satisfy everyone's comic sweet tooth!"
Cathy Hoelzenard-Bond, Morrilton, AR