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January 16-31, 2015


LAUNDRY & BOURBON The setting is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth's home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee, wife of the owner of the hardware store in town, Cletis, who, among other tidbits, can't resist blurting out the Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edgy, laced with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has take over her husband ever since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he may be unfaithful at times, but he needs her, and she loves him. She'll be waiting for him when he comes home… no matter what others may say or think.

LONE STAR This play takes place later that same summer night in the cluttered backyard of a small-town, Texas bar. Roy, a rugged type, who had once been a local high-school hero, has not been able to establish himself for years since returning from Vietnam a changed individual. Joined by his younger brother Ray (who worships him) Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits. Roy cherishes three things above all; his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, his country and his classic 1959 pink Thunderbird Convertible. With the arrival of a man Roy hates, Cletis -- the foolish owner of the local hardware store -- the underpinnings of Roy's world begin to collapse due to world altering revelations. Thru it all, the high good humor of the play never lapses as he realizes it is time to go home to Elizabeth and get his life back on track.






On Stage This Season

2014-2015 Season
Action, Adventure, Arsenic and Adversaries!


The john daniels, jr. adaptation of
Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie
July 18-August 3, 2014

Directed by john daniels, jr.
October 17-
November 1, 2014

(produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)


Songs made famous by women.
November 7, 8 7:30pm
November 9 2:30pm


Festival of Lights
Holiday Show

December 5-20, 2014
(With a special outdoor performance
on Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 after
Smithville Festival of Lights Parade)


January 16-31, 2015
(produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)


The john daniels, jr. adaptation of
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
February/March 2015


Directed by john daniels, jr.
April/May 2015
(produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)


5th Annual
Smithville Melodrama

May/June 2015




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