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Laundry and Bourbon/Lone Star

Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, a pair of popular, interlocking one-act comedies by James McLure, take place in small-town, Maynard, Texas.  The two plays combine for a wildly entertaining, and occasionally poignant, evening of live theater.

Laundry and Bourbon

A Comedy by James McLure
Directed by Beth Gilles-Whitehead
(Running time:  50 minutes)

One hot summer afternoon on Roy and Elizabeth’s back porch in Maynard, Texas, Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. Amy Lee arrives and as a good Christian woman feels it’s “her place“ to share gossip about Elizabeth’s husband.  Filled with nostalgia and poignant humor, all three women must let go of the past and accept an uncertain future.  Join us for this wonderful comedy of hope, laughter and longing!

Lone Star

A Comedy by James McLure
Directed by Michael Donahue
(Running time:  50 minutes)

An uproarious comedy about two bawdily rambunctious Texas brothers obsessed with a nostalgic past and struggling to face an uncertain future.  Roy, Elizabeth’s husband and the local high-school hero, is back from the Vietnam war and desperately trying to recapture the loves of his past – Lone Star beer, wild and raucous jaunts, and his beloved 1959 pink Thunderbird convertible.  Ray, his younger brother, joins in on Roy’s chronicles, until Cletis, a fastidious, insecure Roy wannabe (and Amy Lee’s husband), drops in and disrupts a perfectly fine, drunk evening with an extraordinary revelation. But it’s the last revelation of the night that forces Roy and Ray to face a new but hopeful future.

These plays contain mature themes and strong language related to war, infidelity and sexual situations.  Not appropriate for children under the age of 16.

Sleight of Hand
By Mary Zuzik Andrechik

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There is no sign up, no tickets, no need to RSVP.  We will send the link to all patrons, members and donors at the date and time noted.  Then you can watch the show at your leisure, on your time.  Enjoy!

Running Time:  15 minutes

Play Synopsis

A light-hearted comedy, Sleight of Hand follows 95-year-old Harvey as he looks to add some excitement to his life by robbing a bank.  His wife, Esther, and best friends, Arthur and Mildred, all think he is crazy, but Harvey forges ahead on his adventure.  While in the bank, he must confront the flaws in his plan, along with the Bank President and Bank Security, until his beloved Esther rushes in.  Sleight of Hand is a delightful, short comedy that proves that you are never too old to cross something off your bucket list.