Double Wide, Texas (March 2018)

 Double Wide, Texas
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
The Nelson Street Theatre – 102 South Nelson
Thursday, March 22 – 7:30 p.m. – Opening Night
Friday, March 23 – 8:00 p.m – Performance after Last Chance Reception and closing of Silent Auction
Saturday, March 24 – 7:00 p.m. – Dinner Theatre (steak and trimmings) AND show following dinner – Reserved tickets must be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce for $40.00/person (includes dinner and show).  Seating is limited to 50
Sunday, March 25 – 2:00 p.m. – Matinee
Monday, March 26 – 7:30 p.m. – Performance
Tuesday, March 27 – 8:00 p.m. – Last performance
All tickets, except for Dinner Theatre, may be purchased at the door for $10.00 – Adults and $8.00 – Students and Senior Citizens (65+).
In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. And it’s not as if they don’t already have enough to deal with. Joveeta Crumpler has had it up to here, having been passed over again for a promotion at work. On top of this, she has an ongoing battle to keep her feisty mother, Caprice, out of the local bar and worries that her good-ol’-boy brother, Baby Crumpler, is taking his participation in a womanless beauty pageant way too seriously. Joveeta’s big-hearted best friend, Georgia Dean Rudd, is struggling to keep her diner and finances afloat, but she just can’t curb her impulse to take in every stray cat, possum, and armadillo that wanders by. Then there’s Big Ethel Satterwhite, who’s nobody’s fool. But tough as she is, she’s continually frustrated by her clients at Stairway To Heaven Retirement Village as well as her mule-headed husband, O.C., who shows far more affection for his BarcaLounger than he does for Big Ethel. And all the residents are plagued by Haywood Sloggett, the curmudgeon from across the road, who loathes their “trailer-trash” ways, especially their keeping a life-size illuminated nativity scene up year ’round. But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where audiences double over with laughter!