Shiner Gaslight Theatre
Fall- “The Savannah Sipping Society”
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern Women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate- and in impromptu happy hour- and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a workaholic, is struggling to cope with a career derailment that reveals she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement faces starting a new life- all alone. Earthy Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a 23 year old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination t live in the moment. So raise your glasses to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!”
Summer- "Doublewide, Texas"
Proposed performance dates: August 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas -- four doublewides and a shed -- are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. And it's not as if they don't already have enough to deal with. Joveeta Crumpler has had it up to here, having been passed over again for a promotion at work. On top of this, she has an ongoing battle to keep her feisty mother, Caprice, out of the local bar and worries that her good-ol'-boy brother, Baby Crumpler, is taking his participation in a womanless beauty pageant way too seriously. Joveeta's big-hearted best friend, Georgia Dean Rudd, is struggling to keep her diner and finances afloat, but she just can't curb her impulse to take in every stray cat, possum, and armadillo that wanders by. Then there's Big Ethel Satterwhite, who's nobody's fool. But tough as she is, she's continually frustrated by her clients at Stairway To Heaven Retirement Village as well as her mule-headed husband, O.C., who shows far more affection for his BarcaLounger than he does for Big Ethel. And all the residents are plagued by Haywood Sloggett, the curmudgeon from across the road, who loathes their "trailer-trash" ways, especially their keeping a life-size illuminated nativity scene up year 'round. But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they -- and their way of life -- have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by "the big guys." The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where audiences double over with laughter!
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