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Tonight: ‘The Red Velvet Cake War’ opens

UPDATE 01/04: Here’s the link to my interview in Friday’s 7 section.

ORIGINAL POST: A dysfunctional family reunion is the name of the game in the new Good Company Players production of “The Red Velvet Cake War,” which opens Thursday at the 2nd Space Theatre. This comedy is written by the trio of  Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. It’s the team responsible for “Dearly Beloved” and “The Dixie Swim Club,” which 2nd Space-goers have seen in recent years.

I’ll be featuring an interview with Jacquie Broach, pictured right, and Wendy Snyder-Crabtree, left, in Friday’s 7 section. (I’ll pass along the link when it posts.) Snyder-Crabtree explains the storyline:

This hilarious play is centered in the small town of Sweetgum, TX and follows the antics of the Verdeen family cousins – Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette, as they attempt to throw the perfect family reunion. However, things spin wildly out of control thanks to a neighbor’s Great Dane, a court appointed psychologist, a high-stakes wager that could cost Gaynelle her house and, oh yes, a tornado.

The show continues through Feb. 24.

Responses to "Tonight: ‘The Red Velvet Cake War’ opens"

Joyce Milner says:

Can’t wait to see this one. We thoroughly enjoyed “Dearly Beloved” and “Dixie Swim Club.” Great directing & great acting!
If this one is as entertaining as those two it will be worth the trip from Alabama.

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