Farce of Nature
Directed by Tracy Cathey
Auditions: August 6, 2018 (5 Women, 4 Men)
Evening Performances at 8pm:
September 21, 22
September 28, 29
October 5, 6
October 12, 13
Sunday Matinee: September 30
This Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of D. Gene and Wanelle Wilburn, owners of what used to be the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who’s just checked in—an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago is only there because he has to be. Gene is worried about the lodge. Wanelle has taken drastic steps to improve their love life through hypnotic suggestion. Maxie, the feisty sister, is battling to resume her career in law enforcement…even though she keeps losing both her gun and the bullets. Add a shady gangster, Sonny, in pursuit of his sexy wife, Lola; and Jenna, the seemingly innocent girlfriend of D. Gene and Wanelle’s son, Ty – whose patience has reached the breaking point after months of waiting for him to come home from his acting career in Chicago. In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, they all hide, lie, camouflage themselves and slam doors chasing one another. All the while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives of all—family, guests and gangsters alike—change in incredible and surprising ways. This is a side-splittingly funny show, guaranteed to win audiences over—hook, line, and sinker!
Wanelle Wilburn (40’s – 60’s) – A determined ball of fire. With her husband, runs the family Fishing Lodge. Always on top of things and runs a tight ship. She’s loving and generous.
Jenna Sealy (20’s – 30’s) – A sweet, fresh faced young lady. Works as the Inn Maid. In her down time, she loves to paint. She also loves Wanelle and D. Gene’s son – who she hasn’t seen in six months. Which gives her a lot of time to practice her painting.
Maxie Suggs (50’s – 60’s) – D. Gene’s sister. A hearty, no-nonsense country woman full of energy and drive. Who is desperately trying to get her law enforcement job back. And stop losing her gun. And then her bullets.
Lola Barbosa (40’s – 50’s) – Flashy, sexy. Born and bred on Chicago’s West side with the accent to prove it. Happens to own Barbosa’s Prime Rib Tickler Dinner Theatre. And just loves the actors.
Roxanne Thorne (30’s – 50’s) – VP of Thorne Limited, a company that helps “revitalize” rural properties. Very business-like. Doesn’t quite know what to think of the people she’s come to see.
D. Gene Wilburn (40’s – 60’s) – A beleaguered, good-hearted guy. Current owner of his family’s Inn. Gets focused on one thing… and forgets everything else.
Carmine DeLuca (40’s – 50’s) – A jittery, wise-guy from Chicago’s West Side. Nature horrifies him. His idea of trees is what he puts in his shoes. He feels the only place to be is surrounded by steel, concrete – and the smell of car exhaust.
Ty Wilburn (20’s-30’s) – Wanelle and D. Gene’s son. Easy going. Been working on his acting career in Chicago. Loves Jenna and hopes to be a big success.
Sonny Barbosa (50’s-60’s) – Gruff big city tough guy. Partial to fedora’s and um, violin cases. Married to Lola. A gangster who was sent to prison for 5 years… and owes it to Carmine.
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- Adult -> $20
- Child -> $10 (ages 10 and under)
- Discount Tickets -> $15 (Available to Seniors (60+), Students(11-18), College (with ID), and Military/First Responders (Current or Ret., with ID))