August 2019 — It’s about time for another It’s About Time Productions comedy in Florence, “The Red Velvet Cake War,” by Jones, Hope and Wooten. These playwrights also wrote “Designing Women,” “The Golden Girls” and “The Savannah Sipping Society.”
In “The Red Velvet Cake War,” the audience will head on down to Sweetgum, Texas, where the Verdeen cousins, Gaynelle (Laura Miller), Peaches (Victoria Seitzinger) and Jimmie Wyvette (Judy Kaplan) are set to hold the Verdeen family reunion, much to the chagrin of their stern Aunt LaMerle (Linda Sherwood). The girls taking charge of the reunion has created a competition to see who can bake the best red velvet cake.
All of this happens while Gaynelle is undergoing a mental evaluation after reacting unfavorably to her husband‘s girlfriend.
Be prepared to laugh till your sides hurt as these, plus a few more, wacky characters take stage. The rest of the cast includes Gary Miller, Portia Neff, Angie Terrell, Barry Sommer, Kristi Whittington, Grant Harmond and Sheri Susee. The show is directed by Beth Johnston.
Join It’s About Time Productions’ fun this Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 at the Florence Playhouse, 208 Laurel St. in Historic Old Town Florence. Shows will be at 7 p.m., except for Sundays, when the matinees will be at 2 p.m.
People should note there are additional performances on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12, of the second week for those who work weekends to still be able to enjoy the laughs.
Tickets are $20, available at the door, by calling 541-999-9392 or at the Florence Playhouse box office. Box office hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday at the Playhouse.
Don’t miss this hilarious show! Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.