By mtjulietintern

Submitted to Mt. Juliet News
The cast of Encore Theatre Co.’s ‘Doublewide Texas’ performs a scene during a recent performance. Pictured (from left) are Linda Patrick, Patrick Goedicke, Sarah McKay, Charles Stroud, Debbie Smith, Charles Stroud and Savanah White. Not pictured are Holly Smith and Karen Yates.

One weekend remains to see Encore Theatre Co.’s hilarious, fast-paced comedy, “Doublewide Texas” written by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones and Nicholas Hope.

Directed by Michael Rex, the show has three performances remaining Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The house will open 30 minutes before show time.

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas – four doublewides and a shed – are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. The audience will meet Joveeta Crumpler, her alcohol-loving feisty mother, Caprice, and her good-ol’-boy brother, Baby Crumpler. Georgia Dean struggles to keep her diner and finances afloat; Big Ethel Satterwhite’s clients at Stairway To Heaven Retirement Village are making her crazy, and her mule-headed husband, O.C. shows far more affection for his BarcaLounger than he does for Big Ethel. Haywood Sloggett loathes their “trailer-trash” ways. But these friends, enemies and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they – and their way of life – have a snowball’s chance to survive getting swallowed up by “the big guys.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 60 and older and youth 12 and younger and available at encore-theatre-company.org, ticketsnashville.com or call 615-598-8950 for reservations.

Encore Theatre is at 6978 Lebanon Road, just west of Highway 109, in Holmes Crossing in Mt. Juliet. Now in its 12th year, Encore Theatre Co. is a nonprofit community theater that serves Wilson County and surrounding areas.

“Doublewide, Texas” was produced through special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

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