Thanks for the support, guys!
The play is a Southern (American) comedy called Christmas Belles
. It's a really, REALLY funny script. Our local theatre doesn't do many shows that appeal to me, but this one totally cracked me up. Here's a synopsis I lifted from www.stageplays.com
"A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator ...
Itís Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, but the Futrelle Sisters - Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye - are not exactly in a festive mood
A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins
Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town
And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lambís Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos
But things are not looking too promising - Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show
And the celebrity guest Santa Claus - played by Frankieís long-suffering husband, Dub - is passing a kidney stone
One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him
In fact, the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boostersí Pancake Supper
But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget."
I play Twink Futrelle, the sister who's doing time in the local pokey, and out on temporary work release. I'm not really crazy about spending the entire production in the orange jail jumpsuit
, but I'm willing to take the hit for the team. (And I would welcome suggestions on how to make THAT cute!)
My beloved Hubby has been recruited to play the village idiot, and he is entirely TOO funny.