Cotuit Center for the Arts’ 2nd Wednesday Theater presents a staged reading of “Lone Star” and “Laundry and Bourbon,” two short plays by James McLure, on Wednesday, February 13, at 7:30 PM. Lance Norris directs.
These two interconnected one-act comedies, both set in the small town of Maynard, Texas, feature three “good ole boys” in the first play and the three women they are involved with in the second.
“Lone Star” takes place in the cluttered backyard of a bar where Roy, a former high-school hero and returning Vietnam veteran, is struggling to readjust to life in Maynard. He and his younger brother Ray, who worships him, are occupied in consuming a case of their favorite Lone Star beer when Cletis arrives, and Roy discovers some unpleasant truths.
“Laundry and Bourbon” takes place on Elizabeth’s front porch on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets that are so much a part of small town life. They are joined by self-righteous Amy Lee, who can’t resist blurting out that Elizabeth’s husband Roy has been seen around town with another woman.
The New York Times called “Lone Star” “an uproarious comedy about two bawdily rambunctious Texas brothers peppered with the playwright’s own brand of cascading, spontaneous wit.”
The cast for the reading features Eileen and Patrick Preston of Falmouth, Erika Strand of Woods Hole, Frank Hughes, Jr. of Mashpee, and Ryan Carey and Kerri Sadoff of Sandwich. Lance Norris is a long time veteran of stage, screen, and television, and can currently be seen on HULU’s Castle Rock and SMILF on Showtime.
Second Wednesday Theater is a monthly play-reading series of rarely performed classics, undiscovered gems, and exciting new works. Admission is free, and wine is available for $5 a glass.
Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.
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2nd Wednesday Theater presents “Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon” by James McLure
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 PM