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Posted on: July 16, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Spotlight Still Got It Players Present “The Red Velvet Cake War” at Canton’s Village Theater

Main stage performances will be held Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday.

Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy explores what hijinks can arise while throwing a family reunion. The outrageous antics of three Verdeen cousins (Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette) have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum Texas. 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 a 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. 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!

Directed by Justine Maldonado, Spotlight Still Got It Players senior group features Priscilla Muslin as Cee Cee Windham / Mama Doll Hargis; Marian Busa as Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen; Betty Berryman as LaMerle Verdeen Minshew; George Dwelley as Aubrey Verdeen; Ruth Butts as Jimmy Wyvette Verdeen; Donna Brandt as Peaches Verdeen Belrose; Sandy McCay as Bitsy Hargis; Frank McCay as Newt Blaylock; Richard Pientak as Sheriff Grover Lout / Purvis Verdeen; and Sherrie Saksewski as Elsa Dowdall;

Tickets range between $16-$18 per person and can be purchased on line at or by calling The Village Theater Box Office at 734/394-5300 . Tickets are also available for purchase at the Box Office one hour prior to show time.

Advertisement space in the “The Red Velvet Cake War” program is still available for purchase through August 15. 2015. Reserve your space today at
The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For more additional information about this or other Spotlight Still Got It Players productions, please visit or call 734/394-5300.
Priscilla Muslin of Belleville, Betty Berryman of Canton and Richard Pientak of Canton.

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