Come to Doublewide, Texas, located on the stage of the Memphis Theatre to see the Community Player’s production of “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooton on November 14, 15, and 16 at 7:00 p.m. Help the town double its population by December 31st.
“A Doublewide, Texas Christmas” is a comedy set in a Lone Star State trailer park. It’s Christmas-time in the newest town in Texas, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being doubled-crossed by the County.
While trying almost single-handedly to keep the new town afloat, Mayor Joveeta Crumpler (Angela Westhoff) has to squabble with her celebrity-obsessed mother (Teresa Cotton) and her beleaguered brother (Scott Westhoff) who’s being bullied by a pack of vengeful raccoons and her demoralized best friend (Lynnette Dyer) who’s at the end of her rope from dating every loser in the area.
With their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, these eccentric Texan characters (also including Ethel Satterwhite (Lori Fulk), Patsy Price (Brooke Wineinger), Lark Barken (Lorrin McBee), Haywood Sloggett (Jeff Dyer) and Nash Sloggett/Harley Dobbs (Joe Fulk) throw themselves into taking on the “Big Guys” who want to invalidate Doublewide’s incorporation. Determined to bolster their legitimacy, they first set their sights on the County-wide “Battle of the Mangers” competition. They conspire to win this “smack down” with their “Nativity at The Alamo” entry any way they can.
There is no hidden agenda, no deep message, just plain old silly fun, filled with Texas stereotypes. It’s a story about people coming together to help each other out. Spend the Yuletide in Doublewide with the Memphis Community players and let this comedy make Christmas Texas-sized mobile home for the holidays!
Sheila Berkowitz is director for the production and Pam Shalley is the production assistant. Brooke and Frank Wineinger and Jeff Dyer have designed the set for the trailer park. Harlo Donelson, Scott Hathaway, Debbie Seamster, Dallace and Bonnie Schumacher, and Kim Smith are members of the production staff.
The performance is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, New York.
Tickets for the performance are $10.00. Theatre Box Office hours will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily November 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. Patrons may call 660 465-2277 for reservations as well.