Friday, July 6, 2012

Upcoming: The Red Velvet Cake War by Jones, Hope and Wooten, Bastrop Opera House, July 20 - August 4

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The Red Velvet Cake War

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Chester Eitze
Fridays and Saturdays, July 20, 21, 27, 28, Aug 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
One Matinee, Sunday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m.
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In this deliciously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three cousins have picked the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in their small Texas town. A parade of wildly eccentric townspeople gather, and things spin hilariously out of control., including a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager 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!
Full-length comedy starring:
Cee Cee Windham Sherry Witte
Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen Mary Broussard
La Merle Verdeen Minshew Barbara Kelley
Aubrey Verdeen Desmond Devitt
Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen Darby Gibbins
Peaches Verdeen Belrose Lisa Holcomb
Bitsy Hargis Tana Morris
Newt Blaylock Paul Christian Tuttrup
Sheriff Grover Lout Mike Witte
Mama Doll Hargis Sherry Witte
Purvis Verdeen Mike Witte
Elsa Dowdall Hank Nations
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Calling all bakers, cooks, confectioners, chefs, and pastry makers with big hearts and willing hands!

Cake Contest Bastrop Opera House
Bakers are called to make your best tasting red-velvet recipe, and enter your luscious creation in the Bastrop Opera House contest being held in conjunction with our upcoming production of The Red Velvet Cake War as part of our Raise the Roof campaign.
Historically there are many different secrets to the success of this popular dessert. With recipes from World War II, the Waldorf-Astoria and even, Great Britain, the chocolate confection has utilized beets or just red food coloring to achieve the hues of red cake. Texas is credited in the cake's success due to the Adams Extract manufacture of the red liquid coloring.
Anyone is eligible to enter their cake, layered or sheet, cupcake or cake pops. Icings and decorations are unrestricted.
All entries must be homemade by the baker. No commercial entries allowed.* Entries must be in an appropriate container, covered and labeled.
Only bring your entries to the Opera House on Saturday, July 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Items will be officially labeled and receipted by Opera House volunteers. All entries become the property of the Opera House. No monetary compensation is permitted. The auction of your delicious red-velvet desserts will help us raise needed money to repair the roof.
Three independent judges from outside Bastrop County will choose the best tasting of the entries. There are no other awards, just the reward of knowing you're helping to keep the rain out of our beloved Opera House so that future generations may enjoy it.
The winner of the red velvet cake competition will be announced on Sunday, July 29 following the matinee performance of the play. Cakes will be auctioned following the recognition of the winner.
Funds from the auction of your dessert will go into the Opera House Roof Restoration Fund.
* Individuals including those who own or work in a restaurant, catering company, etc. may submit.

Calling all lovers of the Opera House please come bid on these decadent desserts for a deserving cause.
Auction: Sunday, July 29 following the matinee performance of the play.

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