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ABOUT THE SHOW
This Southern-fried romp takes us back to the Reel ’Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. The proprietor, D. Gene Wilburn, is looking forward to a peaceful weekend on the lake. But there are only two chances of that happening: slim and none. Why, for example, has his wife, Wanelle, picked these three days to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal? Why is his son Ty’s marriage to Jenna falling apart so fast? Could it have something to do with the French can-can costume Ty is wearing? How on earth would D. Gene’s feisty sister, Maxie, allow herself to get caught up in such a bizarre undercover police assignment? And that’s just his family.
If this isn’t enough to thwart D. Gene’s weekend plans, he’s got a gaggle of nuns who’ve converged on the Inn, hell-bent on experiencing a nature retreat—which might be tolerable if D. Gene didn’t have a chronic fear of anything in a habit. Add to this the presence of Jock McNair, a nationally known relationship guru whose colossal ego threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman” and a couple of wild women who may or may not be who they claim to be.
BEHIND THE SCENES
LORI POULIN (Director) is the Phoenix Stage Company Production Manager. PSC credits include Stage Managing FOR BASKERVILLE, ANY BODY HOME?, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and more. Director of FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS, MOON OVER BUFFALO, DEATH BY FATAL MURDER, FARCE OF NATURE, JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL and appearing on stage in CAYUGA CANAL GIRLS, DEATH & TAXES, KILL ME DEADLY, DARK AND STORMY NIGHT and LADY PARTS. Other credits include Costume Designer for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, GODSPELL, IT’S ONLY A PLAY and ELF, THE MUSICAL at Landmark Community Theater. Thank you to this fun and talented cast. Welcome to the other side of the table KC! You’re awesome. Thank you to our newest Phoenix family members for making the journey to Oakville. As always, thank you to JP & Gma for supporting me and our theater family. To you, our audience, we couldn’t do any of this without you! Going to see a show is never a bad habit!
KC ROSS (Stage Manager) returns to the PSC in a new roll! Past stage credits include THE CAYUGA CANAL GIRLS, THE PIINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN, BASKERVILLE, OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB, ALMOST, MAINE, THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS, RED VELVET CAKE WARS and FUDDY MEERS. Thanks to this amazing cast, and the crew at Phoenix!