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OOH presents The Red Velvet Cake War

By Staff | Mar 7, 2014

The Old Opera House in Charles Town presents the riotously funny Southern-fried comedy ‘The Red Velvet Cake War’ by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and directed by Will Heyser.

The three Verdeen cousins-Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette-could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out.

But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist.

Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season.Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake.

As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

The show dates are March: 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Ticket price is $19 for adults. Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. with ticket cost of $17 for adults. Children and students all performances for $10.