By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
Performances: February 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24thon the OCP Main Stage, March 1st & 2nd at Our lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidor
Orange Community Players, Inc. is excited to bring you another Jones Hope and Wooten comedy, but this time it’s extra special. Jones Hope and Wooten dedicated this brilliant comedy to our own charter member, the late and great, Mrs. Jeff Hattman.
The first round of auditions will be held Friday November 2nd @ 7:30pm at the playhouse on 708 West Division.
An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly.
With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive across country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable – and inconceivable – mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family.
This ferociously funny, family-friendly JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDY will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!
List of Characters- the show can be cast with as few as 8 or as many as 24. Full character descriptions below:
Savannah Honeycutt – feisty Southern business woman, 40s, owns an accessories business, thinks Mama messes in her life too much but needs her more than she realizes
Norleen Sprunt – Mama, mother of Savannah, spirited, tenacious, 70s, a community theatre actress, wants to know everything going on in her children’s lives
Hayley Quinn – late 30s to 40s, loveable, high-energy, nervous, the bride-to-be, accident prone and trying hard to make a good impression on future in-laws
Tanya Dudley – 40s big-haired, flashy dressed realtor, well-endowed
Denton Crocker – 70s, a jovial man, Norleen’s secret ‘boyfriend’
Essie-80s, tour guide at the American Museum of Foundation Garments, wears her bra on the outside
Aunt Rema Jean-late 50s fun-loving, country matron
Aunt Ardale-50s a Bible-totin’ gold digger
Cousin Chicken-60s, in a world of his own and he likes it there, carries his wife around in an old mayonnaise jar with a dress on it.
Uncle Ferd-70s, odd-ball and a dancing fool
Great Aunt Pawnee-90s, in a wheelchair, has had one too many strokes, does not speak, just slaps
Juliette-50s, in a bar in Nickel Bone TX, very pissed off costumer of a community theatre company
Mickey-40s, has an Irish Brogue, effusive, wants to own an Irish bar
Mitch-50s, rugged, gregarious, lots of cowboy charm, brother of Mickey and wants their bar to be a cowboy bar
Edweena-50s, church lady outside of the bar with a sign: Repent, Sinners!
Fanny-50s, church lady outside bar with Edweena
Officer Dugger-60s, world weary and all business, busts the ladies during their trip
Red-50s, an over-caffeinated, intense trucker, drives like a maniac
Kiki-40ish-bimbo, excited, passionate and in a super-sexy dress, getting married to Ronald in a Las Vegas wedding chapel
Ronald-60s, upscale and marrying Kiki because she gave him a free shrimp cocktail
Teeta-60s, all-business, tough-as-leather ex-showgirl, she is the minister in the Las Vegas wedding chapel
Sybil-60s, well-kept, Ronald’s almost ex-wife
Spud Farley-40s, friendly and completely at ease with himself, he likes to dress like a woman. Former love of Savannah.
Kelvin-50s, disdainful, well-dressed concierge in an upscale California hotel
The parts of Savannah, Norleen and Hayley will not be doubled. The others may be doubled