Wabash Valley College and the Wabash Valley Arts Council are pleased to present the Community Theatre production, “LAST ROUND-UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS” in three performances in the Brubeck Theatre with 7:30 p.m. performances on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 and a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, October 22. Returning as Guest Director is Lynn Kindade. Playwrights are Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
In this deliciously funny Southern-fried comedy, the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas – Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette – are up against the clock as they frantically attempt to produce the ultimate high school reunion before the old building is demolished. But they’ve got a bushel of obstacles to overcome before they can pull off this miracle. Gaynelle is reeling from the humiliating demise of her loathed ex-husband; Peaches’ romantic life has tanked because the older her dates get, the more horrified they are by her job as a mortuarial cosmetologist. Jimmie Wyvette is trying to live down her on-camera catfight with a local evangelist. Their scramble to prepare the perfect event is interrupted by the exploits of their beloved Uncle Aubrey, who is in danger of getting throttled by the two octogenarian sisters he is simultaneously romancing, and by threats from their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle, who is determined to be crowned the final and forever Guacamole Queen of Sweetgum High.
And that’s before one of Peaches’ former classmates arrives with a malevolent hand puppet and a score to settle. The battle for Guacamole Queen heats up into an outrageous fight to the finish. Chaos is side-splittingly achieved! “LAST ROUND-UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS” is the third and final comedy in the Verdeen Cousins Texas Trilogy that began with THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR and continued with REX’S EXES, both of which were presented in the Brubeck Theatre. . You’ll laugh so hard you might even consider attending your next high school reunion!
Cast members include: Cee Cee Windham – Cynthia Shaw; Jimmie WyvetteVerdeen – Elizabeth Anne Pearson; Peaches VerdeenBelrose – Patti Hanzel; GaynelleVerdeen – Colette Grigsby; LaMerleVerdeenMinshew – Louise Acree; Aubrey Verdeen – Bill Berry; Dixie Davenport – Karen Parker; Ennis Crowder Puckett – Carolyn Highhouse; Della Crowder – Janet Anderson; Grover Lout – Joe Thompson; Dewey Davenport – Andrew Jordan; RaynerdChisum – Jim Parker; Tanzie Lockhart – Cynthia Shaw. Eric Carroll is serving as Stage Manager, and Jim Thread as Assistant Stage Manager.
Tickets are $6 and are available by calling 618-263-5124, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be available at the door. Patron Passes will be honored.