The Red Velvet Cake War is madcap Southern comedy at its best! The play centers on Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen, who may soon be declared insane due to a recent escapade in which she “accidentally" crashed her car into her husband's mistress's double-wide. When Aunt LaMerle cancels the upcoming Verdeen family reunion, cousins Peaches Verdeen Belrose and Jimmy Wyvette Verdeen see an opportunity: if Aunt LaMerle won't host the family reunion, Gaynelle will, proving her sanity in the process. Unfortunately, the cousins face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gather smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. The plot thickens when LaMerle and Gaynelle enter into a high-stakes bet regarding who bakes the best red velvet cake.
This venue is a jewel. The shows we've seen have been exceptionally well-done. The scenery and acting are top notch and the price is certainly right-$17.
Please call the theater and purchase your ticket-DO NOT RSVP UNTIL YOU HAVE RESERVED YOUR TICKET WITH THE THEATER[masked]-4420. Tell them you are with Gail Burnham. They are holding a batch together for us. If you do not respond to the questions at the end, I will remove your RSVP.
We will meet at noon for brunch at the Mediterranean Cafe, which is around the corner. The food is good and reasonably priced and it's a charming venue. Please note if you want to join us by responding to the question when you RSVP.