SPRING 2019: “Farce of Habit” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Home & Jamie Wooten – Comedy
Artistic Director: Sandee Hardy-Hagen
Technical Director: Kimberly Keck
Dates: April 26th, 27th, May 3rd, 4th at 7:30pm;
Sunday Matinees on April 28th and May 5th at 2:00pm.
Audition Dates: February 17th & 18th
Presented with special arrangements through Dramatists Play Service
Comic fireworks explode in “FARCE OF HABIT”, an absurdly funny Southern-fried romp that takes us to the quaint Reel ’Em Inn, fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Proprietor, D. Gene Wilburn, looks forward to a peaceful weekend on the lake. But only two chances of that happening: slim and none. Why, for example, has his wife, Wanelle, picked these three days to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal? Is his son Ty’s marriage to Jenna falling apart due to the French can-can costume Ty is wearing? Why would D. Gene’s feisty sister, Maxie, allow herself to get caught up in such a bizarre undercover police assignment? And that’s just his family. Thwarting D. Gene’s weekend plans, is a gaggle of nuns converging on the Inn, to experience a nature retreat revealing D. Gene’s chronic fear of anything in a habit? Add the colossal ego of Jock McNair, nationally known Relationship Guru who threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman;” Throw in the storm of the century quickly bearing down on Mayhew, Arkansas, and D. Gene has no prayer of baiting a hook any time soon. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you enjoy gloriously preposterous hilarity, then laughing your way through the take-no-prisoner’s lunacy of a Jones Hope Wooten comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!