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Red Velvet Cake War at The Old Opera House in Charlestown

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.

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  • Lisa C.

    Gail, I'm so sorry about your dog. I hope he recovers well. I believe that I will still go to the brunch, along with my 2 guests. I would be happy to be the contact for meeting there.

    March 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm so glad to hear the good news.

      March 21, 2014

    • Lisa C.

      Thank you, Gail. And my cell is[masked] in case anyone needs to reach me tomorrow. Thanks!

      March 22, 2014

  • Gail B.

    Ladies, I am going to have to pass on this, but I will make brunch reservations for anyone who wants to do that. Can you please let me know if the 5 of you signed up want to go and maybe one of you could be the contact for hooking up there.

    March 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Poor puppy! I'm so sorry that to hear about your dog's injury. Hope he's on the mend. I'm going to pass on lunch. I believe our tickets are at will call. It's been a long time since I ordered.

      March 19, 2014

  • Gail B.

    Ladies, I'm a maybe on this at this point. One of my dogs was injured last week and is basically paralyzed at this point, so depending how he's doing and my daughter's availability, I may have to pass. Please don't let that stop the rest of you from going.

    March 16, 2014

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