Lakewood Theatre Company's THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR Continues Through 8/3

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Lakewood Theatre Company's THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR Continues Through 8/3

Lakewood Theater Company continues its successful 2014 season with their production of The Red Velvet Cake War, beginning Friday, July 18, 2014 and running through Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Directed by longtime Lakewood Theatre board member Wilson Reed, The Red Velvet Cake War is the story the three Verdeen cousins - Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette - who 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 and Gaynelle's hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided 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!

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Ticket prices are $14 for adults, and $10 students/seniors/military. Tickets can be obtained at www.TicketsNashville.com; a limited amount of reservations are available through the Lakewood box office at 615-847-0934. Group rates are available. Lakewood Theatre Company is located at 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, TN 37138.

For more information on this and all of Lakewood's 2014 season, please visit their website at www.lakewoodtheatreco.com. Lakewood's 2014 season is presented in part with the generous support of the Metro Arts Commission.

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