Rice Lake, Wisconsin
The Red Velvet Cake War
August 19-29, 2015
no show Sunday, Aug. 23
This Southern comedy, written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooton ,zeroes in on family and sisterhood . Set in Sweetgum, Texas we meet
three cousins who get into a tangle with their aunt about who makes the best
Red Velvet Cake.
The play centers around Gaynelle ( Sue Sather-Larson) who has recently
“accidentally” crashed her car into her husband’s mistresses double wide.
Meanwhile Aunt LaMerle (Teresa Olejniczak) has cancelled the Verdeen
family reunion. So cousins, Peaches (Mary Hankins) and Jimmie (Amber
Gonske) , immediately see the opportunity for Gaynelle to host the reunion.
This becomes an uphill battle as a parade of eccentric relatives arrive on the
hottest day in July in the middle of Texas tornado season. Those relatives
include Cee-Cee/Mamma Doll, ( Carol Houghdal) Elsa, (Sharai Hefty),
Newt, (Rick Snyder), Bitsy, (Rachel Westburg) and Purvis/ Sheriff ( Ed Houghdal). As things spin out of control the audience will wish their family
reunions were this much fun.