The Red Velvet Cake War

  • Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2023
  • Biloxi Little Theatre

    220 Lee Street
    Biloxi, Mississippi 39530
Ticket Price $0.00-$20.00 Buy Tickets
Description

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and 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 Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges 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. It’s on, Gaynelle’s hosting it, and Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided that its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

CAST:

CeeCee Windham-.MADELINE COGGINS

Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen-.MORGAN MCGREW

Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen-DEBBIE WALTMAN

Peaches Verdeen Belrose-ANDREA CROWE

Aunt LeMerle Verdeen Minshew-KATHE NEWCOMB

Bitsy Hargis-BREANNE DALTON

Mama Doll Hargis-ANGÉLE MILLS 

Elsa Dowdall-KATHY ROBERTS

Uncle Aubrey Verdeen-RICK ROBERTS

Purvis Verdeen-MICHAEL MEYER

Newt Blaylock-FLOYD WALTMAN

Sheriff Grover Lout-D. DAVID TIEGLAND

Director-JOELLE MAY

Assistant Director-JUDY MADDEN

Stage Manager-MCKENZIE PERRY

Assistant Stage Manager-RYAN WALTMAN

Lights and Sound-DANETTE TIEGLAND, ANETTE COLLEDGE, BRANDON WARDEN

Set Building-CHRIS RICHMOND

Costumes-TERRI FREDRICK

We're sorry, but children under age 6 will not be admitted.

This show is included with current season memberships. Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged for another performance if availability permits.

 

Date & Time

Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2023

Venue Details

Biloxi Little Theatre

220 Lee Street
Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 Biloxi Little Theatre
Biloxi Little Theatre

Located in east Biloxi, the playhouse is housed in a historic building at 220 Lee Street, south of the Biloxi Kroc Center and north of the Deer Island cut. Parts of the building date to the 1890's. Amenities include handicapped parking and accessibility, dual air conditioning and heating, and lighted and patrolled parking areas.

Hurricane Katrina devastated the district, and the theatre was seriously damaged. A major renovation took place and improvements are ongoing to this day.

We work to make Biloxi Little Theatre uncommon. We produce plays that other local theatres won’t. We don’t edit our plays for content, and we offer a wide array of material. We work hard to keep our prices reasonable. We offer discounted tickets for seniors, students, and active military. We also offer season tickets at various levels, program advertising, and production sponsorship.

The arts are what make any community an interesting place to live, and Biloxi Little Theatre has been a part of the local arts scene since 1946. For over 20 years we’ve offered summer teen shows; now we’re offering programs for younger children; and we’re always ready to take a shot at something new. Come join us! Buy a ticket; encourage your friends to do the same! Work back stage, volunteer in the lobby, audition for a part! And help us spread the word about just how special theatre can be!
 


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