FARCE OF NATURE

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Synopsis:
The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn, the owner and proprietor of the Reel ‘Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who’s just checked in—an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago—is only there due to a location shift in the Witness Protection Program. Doesn’t anybody just want to fish anymore? In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, the residents of the lodge hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another, while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. By then it’s too late and the lodge is surrounded by vicious critters and hungry varmints that have followed the odor down from the hills. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives of all—family, guests and gangsters alike—change in incredible and surprising ways

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc

Recommended for teens and adults.

Farce of Nature will be performed at the Von Braun Center Playhouse on September 8 – 16, 2017. Tickets for are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military and can be purchased by calling the box office at 256-536-0807, ask about group rates and handicapped seating.

 

 Director- Gordon Williamson

 D. Gene – John Seigh

 Wanelle – Amy Landreneau

 Maxie – Ann Sowby

 Jenna – Mariah Beachboard

 Ty – Matt Jones

 Carmine – Andy Cayse

 Sonny – Fred Tamm-Daniels

 Lola – Raye Bonham Carter

 Roxanne – Karen Lynn (Maxine Ledbetter)

Assistant Director – Michael Robinson

Technical Director – Mark Eccleston