Cast Announced For THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR"We have a great cast," said Hill Country Community Theatre executive director Mike Rademaekers in reference to the theatre's upcoming production of "The Red Velvet Cake War". "This is going to be a great comedy! We're already laughing and having a lot of fun!"

The play will be performed April 26 through May 13. It is written by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, who are the most produced playwrights by community theatres in the nation. Several of their plays including "The Hallelujah Girls" and "The Dixie Swim Club" have been previous hits at HCCT.

"It is a madcap Southern comedy at its best," Rademaekers said. Directed by Wendy Ferrell, the play centers on Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen (Risë Morris), who may soon be declared insane due to a recent escapade in which she "accidentally" crashed her car into her husband's mistress' double-wide trailer. When the family matriarch, Aunt LaMerle (Sharon Penny), cancels the upcoming annual Verdeen family reunion, cousins Peaches Verdeen Belrose (Christina Munoz) and Jimmy Wyvette Verdeen (Bess Gershowitz) see an opportunity. If Aunt LaMerle won't host the family reunion, Gaynelle will, proving her sanity in the process.

The plot thickens when La Merle and Gaynelle enter into a high-stakes bet regarding who bakes the best red velvet cake. The play creates nonstop laughter from beginning to end.

Tickets will go on sale April 19 for the general public. Season subscribers may make reservations beginning April 16.

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