The Red Velvet Cake War
by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten, and Jessie Jones
Laugh until you cry as the Texan characters vie to make the perfect
Red Velvet Cake.
March 3, 4 and March 10 and 11 and during Jefferson’s first Theatre Festival, August 4 and 11, 2012
This is a riotously funny Southern-fried comedy. Three cousins, Gaynelle,
Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette, picked the very worst time for their family
reunion. Their outrageous antics have become a delicious scandal the
small town of Sweetgum and the eyes of Texas are upon them. Having
“accidentally” driven her minivan through the bedroom of her husband’s
girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is facing a spectacular meltdown.
Peaches, the saucy 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 Jimmie Wyvette, the roughhewn store manager of
Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a
priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But
the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. Gaynelle is hosting it.
Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette decide its success will prove Gaynelle’s sanity
to a court-appointed psychologist. They face an uphill battle as wildly
eccentric family members gather in the heat of July, fearing an impending
Texas tornado. A shocking high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best
red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its
surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!
Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy!
by Paul Zindel
This highly theatrical production offers hilarious and stinging insights as we
watch a poignant story of parental abdication.
June 16, 17, 22, and 23 and during Jefferson’s first Theatre Festival,
August 5 and 12, 2012
American Conservatory Theatre’s Young Conservatory commissioned Pulitzer
Prize winning author Paul Zindel to write Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd
Goes Crazy, a brilliant play for young actors about abandoned children and
their whirlwind of activity as some want to divvy-up the household, while
others hold out for the parents’ return.
Our Artistic Director, Sara Whitaker, was the assistant director of this
play’s world debut in 1995, working with the playwright, Paul Zindel.
We are casting 8 males and 6 females (children/youth/young adult).
Auditions are April 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson
John, His Story
by Jeannette Clift George
This play debuted as in 1997 as an off-Broadway New York run.
Twenty-seven characters and the miracles of the fourth Gospel
are brought to life by just four actors and a few props.
This is a poignant and challenging play. Actors assume
multiple roles and personalities while maintaining the theatre’s
magical suspension of disbelief.
December 13, 14, 15, 16. Auditions are September 3, 2012
Traditional casting for this play is just four actors.
However, with a total of 27 characters, there is room for several
more actors if it seems necessary. Our decision regarding the
number of actors to be cast will be made post-audition.