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November 4-6, 2011 A Southern Fried Comedy by Jessie Jones Nicholas Hope Jamie Wooten The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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C A S T O F C H A R AC T E R S ( i n

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Cee Cee Windham/Mama Doll Hargis..............................................................Kaytlyn Vajgrt Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen..........................................................................Lauren Armbruster LaMerle Verdeen Minshew............................................................................... Yuliana Iniguez Aubrey Verdeen............................................................................................... Daniel Wernsman Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen................................................................................ Andrea Schulner Peaches Verdeen Belrose........................................................................ Megan Wengelewski Bitsy Hargis...........................................................................................................Clare Huffstetter Newt Blaylock.................................................................................................Felix-Jose Acevedo Sheriff Grover Lout................................................................................................ Peter Sowinski Elsa Dowdall....................................................................................................Noelle Christensen Purvis Verdeen......................................................................................................... David Philbert S TAG E C R E W All stage crew members were involved in set construction and design in addition to one or more of the following areas: lights, sound, running crew, costumes, make-up, tickets, ushering, and hallway sales. Ray Akert Larissa Awonohopay Tessa Bachinski Sienna Barillas Beau Branger Kateria Doxtator Angela Feliciano

Amanda Lee Annie Ottman Kyle Parnau Sam Seegert Kaitlyn Serketich Hannah Tezak

P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Theatre Director.......................................................................................................Kristen Artero Stage Crew Director............................................................................................. Jodi Brzezinski Programs.............................................................................................. Kristen Artero, Footlights Production Photography.................................................................................... Jodi Brzezinski SPECIAL THANKS We sincerely want to thank the following individuals and/or groups for helping us with aspects of this show. We couldn’t do this without all of your help and support! Kevin Doan Maria Azarian STM Administration Nancy Wiecki

Mike Pritzlaff Cynthia Salisbury STM Development Bradley Vajgrt

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To the Schulner, Philbert, and Armbruster Families: Thank you for all you’ve done for us and your children for the past 3-4 years and for allowing them to spend way too much time at school rather than at home. To all the families who contributed to rehearsal dinners, thank you for keeping us all well fed! We sincerely appreciate it!

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SYNOPSIS In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins – Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette – could not have picked a worst time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one grizzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the 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. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. 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! SET TING Place: In and around the home of Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen in Sweetgum, Texas, USA. Time: The present. ACT ONE Scene 1: Thursday morning, mid-July Scene 2: A few minutes later Scene 3: Moments later Scene 4: Seconds later Scene 5: That afternoon Scene 6: Friday evening Scene 7: Early Saturday morning

ACT TWO Scene 1: Later that morning Scene 2: One hour later Scene 3: That afternoon Scene 4: One hour later

***15 MINUTE INTERMISSION***

BREAK A LEG, DANIEL! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST HIGH SCHOOL PLAY!

You need three things in the theatre–the play, the actors and the audience and each must give something.” –Kenneth Haigh Thank you for being the actor in the family. BRAVO! The Red Velvet Cake War 3


BIOGR APHIES Felix-Jose Acevedo (Newt Blaylock) Felix is a freshman and this is his first show with STM Theatre. Ray Akert (Stage Crew) Ray Akert is a junior here at STM. He previously helped with last year’s shows as a part of stage crew. Lauren Armbruster (Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen) This is Lauren’s seventh show at STM. She is finally able to put her crazy side to good use as Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen and could not ask for a more fun or better part for her last play. She would like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work they put in to make this show the best that it can be. Larissa Awonohopay (Stage Crew) This is Larissa’s third show as a part of stage crew. She was also on stage crew for last year’s productions of Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick! The Musical.

She would like to thank A-Bomb and Ms. B for being great directors, Beau for being the only other veteran on crew, and Nicki Minaj for being her hero. Tessa Bachinski (Stage Crew) Tessa is a freshman and this is her first year with STM Theatre. Currently on stage crew, she has done musicals before with other venues. She would like to thank everyone who is a part of this production and hopes you enjoy the show! Sienna Barillas (Stage Crew) Sienna is a freshman. This is her first time on stage crew. Beau Branger (Stage Crew, Lights) Beau Branger is a sophomore at STM. This is his third show as a part stage crew and is proud to be again doing lights for this show and last year’s shows, Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick! The Musical. He enjoys working

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B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) on stage crew and has had a lot of fun being a part of this production. “Y’all be ready for a great show!”

Annie Ottman (Stage Crew) Annie is a freshman. This is her first time on stage crew.

Noelle Christensen (Elsa Dowdall) Noelle is a freshman and this is her first show with STM Theatre.

Kyle Parnau (Stage Crew) Kyle is a senior and this is his second show helping with stage crew. He previously helped with last year’s musical, Moby Dick! The Musical.

Kateri Doxtator (Stage Crew) Kateri is a freshman and this is her first time on stage crew. Angela Feliciano (Stage Crew) Angela is a freshman at STM. She has had a great time on stage crew and has enjoyed learning new things.

David Philbert (Purvis Verdeen) This is David’s fifth show at STM. He has been a part of past shows as part of stage crew and was onstage last year as Mr. Charles Bingley in STM’s production of Pride and Prejudice.

Clare Huffstetter (Bitsy Hargis) This is Clare’s third production at STM. She is very excited to be playing the annoying neighbor and fighting onstage with one of her friends. She was Lady Catherine in last year’s production of Pride and Prejudice and was in the chorus for Moby Dick! The Musical. She would like to thank her family and friends for being there for her. So she says to the cast and crew, “Break an arm and a leg!”

Andrea Schulner (Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen) Andrea is happy to return to another year of STM Theatre. She has been an active member for the past four years and has appeared in many productions such as Moby Dick! The Musical, Pride and Prejudice, and Noises Off to name a few. Andrea would like to thank everyone on cast, crew, and her wonderful directors along with her lovely parents for all that they do.

Yuliana Iniguez (LaMerle Verdeen Minshew) Yuliana is a freshman and this is her first show at STM. She’s greatly excited to be playing a crazy and sassy old lady and wearing old lady clothes.

Sam Seegert (Stage Crew) Sam is a freshman. This is his first time on stage crew.

Amanda Lee (Stage Crew) Amanda is a freshman. This is her first time on stage crew.

Kaitlyn Serketich (Stage Crew) Kaitlyn is happy to be a part stage crew for her first show! Last year she was Ishmael in Moby Dick! The Musical and Catherine Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. She has also performed with the South

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BIOGR APHIES Milwaukee Summer Youth Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and First Stage’s Children’s Theater in The Wiz. She would like to thank her family for all their support in her endeavors! Peter Sowinski (Sheriff Grover Lout) Peter is a junior and this is his first show with STM Theatre. Hannah Tezak (Stage Crew) Hannah is excited to be starting her theatre career here at the St. Thomas More. She will be starting on stage crew but hopes to try out for the musical this upcoming spring. She has had a blast working on this show and she would like to thank Ms. B and Ms. Artero for making her first time in the theatre program a fun and humorous experience. “Break a leg, everyone!” Kaytlyn Vajgrt (Cee Cee Windham/ Mama Doll Hargis) Kaytlyn is a freshman and this is her first show with STM Theatre.

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Megan Wengelewski (Peaches Verdeen Belrose) Megan returns to the stage this year and hopes to brighten the show with her fun, humorous, and absolute dazzling personality. You may have seen her last year as the fun and flirty Miss Lydia Bennett in Pride & Prejudice or perhaps as Captain Gardiner in Moby Dick! The Musical. Megan is ecstatic to take on the role of Peaches Verdeen Belrose in this crazy show and she would like to thank her friends and family for everything. Daniel Wernsman (Aubrey Verdeen) Daniel is a freshman and this is his first show with STM Theatre. He is one of this year’s Fine Art Scholarship recipients and has enjoyed his time working on this show and being a part of the Fine Arts Department.


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