Framingham Community Theater is happy to announce that we will present “The Red Velvet Cake War” July 15-23 at Amazing Things Arts Center’s Amazing Firehouse! Auditions for this riotously funny Southern-fried family reunion comedy from Jones-Hope-Wooten will be held May 1st and 2nd. (Click the “AUDITION!” tab above for more information.)
The Verdeen cousins could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion! Gaynelle “accidentally” crashed her minivan through her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide and she’s one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And rough-around-the-edges Whatley’s Western Wear manager Jimmie Wyvette is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. The girls’ outrageous antics have long delighted local gossips and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as self-righteous Aunt LaMerle loves to point out. The cousins face a parade of eccentric relatives, Gaynelle’s court-appointed psychologist, and a love-sick one-eyed delivery man on the hottest day of July smack dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Throw in a jaw-dropping high stakes wager on who bakes the best red velvet cake and you have the recipe for an uproarious Southern-fried comedy!