In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on, Gaynelle’s hosting it, and Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided that its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!
COVID-19 UPDATE: This show has been moved to the new dates of September 4th-6th. If you have tickets to this show, your tickets will be transferred accordingly. For example, if you had tickets for the original 1st Saturday performance of July 25th, you now have the exact seats for the 1st Saturday performance of the new dates, September 5th.
• Overall theatre seating capacity has been reduced and dining capacity has been reduced by 50%
• Our theatre, seating and facilities are sanitized after every performance for your safety.
• Sanitizer and hand washing stations are setup throughout the facility.
• Intermission may be extended to allow for additional time to social distance in the restrooms.
• Masks are encouraged for patrons and are mandatory for all our volunteers and staff members.
• Temperatures are checked for all volunteers and staff members when they report for their shift.
• We ask if you are not feeling well to please stay home.
We continue to monitor and adopt the best practices/recommendations for theaters and our procedures have proven to keep our patrons safe and comfortable through the past ten public performances at the Ruby Theatre.
September 4-6, 2020
Show Time | Friday – 7:30PM | Saturday – 7:30PM | Sunday – 2:00PM
Dinner Time | Friday – 6:30PM | Saturday – 6:30PM | Sunday – 12:30PM
RRT is proud to offer our chef created buffet with delicious options to our patrons! Patrons will be dismissed by table to go to the buffet. Patrons will still be able to make their selections, but our buffet servers will dish and plate the selections for you. All of our buffet servers will be wearing masks and gloves for your safety.
Full bar service and chef created desserts will also be available during all performances. These items will be delivered to your tables and/or seats by our servers in order to prevent congregation in our bar and lobby areas of the theatre.
RUBY PERFORMANCE ARRIVAL INFORMATION:
ENTERING FOR DINNER: The lower-level door will open starting at 6:00PM Friday and Saturday and 12:30PM Sunday. Please wait outside, complying with social distance guidelines, until the house manager comes to greet and seat your party. A server will be with you shortly after seating.
ENTERING FOR SHOW ONLY: The upper-level door will open 30 minutes before show time. Please wait outside, complying with social distance guidelines, until an usher comes to get your party. The usher will take you to your seats. Once you are seated, please remain seated except for emergencies or to use the restroom.
MASKS: Masks are encouraged for patrons and are mandatory for all our volunteers and staff members.
BAR/DESSERTS: If you wish to purchase a drink prior to the event, please inform the usher. Desserts are also available for purchase prior to the event and will be served at Intermission. The ushers will be able to assist you with those purchases. Intermission may be extended to allow for additional time to social distance in the restrooms and to avoid crowding issues in the lobbies. Servers will be available to assist with drink refill requests.
DISMISSAL: In order to eliminate crowding issues, the audience will be dismissed 1 row at a time. Please remain seated until you are dismissed. Unfortunately the cast will not be able to greet the audience after the show.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Our theatre, seating and facilities are sanitized after every performance for your safety. Sanitizer and hand washing stations are also setup throughout the facility. We ask if you are not feeling well to please stay home.
Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
Alternative Purchase Locationsin person | Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
by phone | 816.232.1778
day of show | Ruby Theatre Box Office | 45 minutes prior to show
|Director: Laura LaCour||Stage Manager: TBA|
|Technical Director: Frank Polleck|