by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn are in trouble again. This time, the problem is bigger than ever: Their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing, and it's up to the sisters to save it from extinction. But how the Futrelle sisters and the other citizens of Fayro pull together and save their town is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity—and a recipe for total hilarity. A laugh-out-loud farce and a stand-alone play in its own right, SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY is the third play in the trilogy that begins with Dearly Beloved and continues with Christmas Belles.
by Alan Bailey and Connie Ray
In this sequel to the ever popular New York hit Smoke on the Mountain, the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, NC, home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory. In a gospel bluegrass celebration of the season, the musical is set on December 24, 1941. It has been a short three weeks since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina is celebrating one last Christmas before the newly enlisted and the drafted load the buses and ship off to war. With heavy hearts hoping for the safe return of all the soldiers, an evening of song, humor, and witnessing takes the audience on a journey through the importance of Christmas and the true reasons for the season.
In one hilarious act, directed by Michael Moore, the action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are to be on, the stage is the dark. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d'arte "borrowed" from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee's pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.
A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
by Ron Bernas
This six-character comedy, directed by Mike Evans, is a spoof of and love letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and to stage mysteries in general.
The play opens with the rich, bored Matthew promising to kill his rich, bored wife Julia so he can become a jet setter like his friend who recently lost his wife. Julia, who's always about three steps ahead of him, plays along. And so the game begins - a hilarious year-long match of wits and the witless.
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