Cast and crew of "Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens."

Cast and crew of “Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens.” CLICK IMAGE for larger view.

The Matthews stage will light up the dark days of February with the last play in the Jones Hope Wooten trilogy, “The Last Round-up of the Guacamole Queens.”  This community theater event will take place over two weekends; February 13-15, and 20-22, 2015. It is part of the 2014-15 Subscription Series, but individual tickets are for sale.  Pricing just below.

Show Details:
Feb. 13-15, 20-22
Fridays-Saturdays: 7:30pm, Sundays: 2:00pm
$15 for Adults
$5 for Youth

Series Subscriber note: You ARE automatically reserved for the Friday, Feb. 15 performance. If you would like another date, please contact us at 605.642.7973 and we will move your reservation to the preferred date. However, if your assigned seats have already been sold, you will be given another seat location.


A brief synopsis


In this deliciously funny Southern-fried comedy, the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas – Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette – are up against the clock as they frantically and hilariously attempt to produce the ‘ultimate high school reunion’ before the old building is demolished.

But they’ve got a bushel of obstacles to overcome before they can pull off this miracle:

  • Gaynelle is reeling from the humiliating demise of her loathed ex-husband
  • Peaches’ romantic life has tanked because the older her dates get, the more horrified they are by her job as a mortuary cosmetologist
  •  Jimmie Wyvette is trying to live down her on-camera cat fight with a local televangelist.

As the cousins fend off threats from their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle who’s determined get herself elected mayor of Sweetgum at any cost, they struggle to keep their beloved Uncle Aubrey from getting himself throttled by the two octogenarian sisters he’s simultaneously romancing.

Brenna meeting Obediah (Jack Hughe's right hand) for the first time.  Jack Hughes plays Dewey Davenport

Brenna meeting Obediah (Jack Hughe’s right hand) for the first time. Jack Hughes plays Dewey Davenport

The mayhem continues

The potential for utter mayhem escalates when

  • Jimmie Wyvette invites a Governor’s aide to the reunion to impress her with their party planning capabilities in an attempt to nab the plum job of throwing the Governor’s birthday bash.  
  • One of Peaches’ former classmates arrives with his malevolent hand puppet and a score to settle
  • The high school gym blows up
  • Jimmie Wyvette gets arrested by the Sheriff she hog-tied with police tape
  • …and the desperate battle between Gaynelle and LaMerle to be crowned the final and forever Guacamole Queen of Sweetgum High explodes into an outrageous fight to the finish. Chaos is side-splittingly achieved!