Directed by Ryan Ball
Stage Manager: Karen Hincher
The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four doublewides and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. And it's not as if they don't already have enough to deal with.
Joveeta Crumpler, vivacious and driven, has had it up to here, having been passed over again for a promotion at work. On top of this, she has an ongoing battle to keep her feisty mother, Caprice, out of the local bar, and worries that her good ol' boy brother, Baby Crumpler, is taking his participation in a womanless beauty pageant way too seriously. Joveeta's big-hearted best friend, Georgia Dean Rudd is struggling to keep her diner and finances afloat, but she just can't curb her impulse to take in every stray cat, possum, and armadillo that wanders by -- including newcomer Lark Barken, who arrives out of the blue with a baby on the way, looking for a job and a place to stay. Then there's Big Ethel Satterwhite, who's nobody's fool. But, tough as she is, she's continually frustrated by her clients at Stairway To Heaven Retirement Village, as well as her mule-headed husband, O.C., who shows far more affection for his Barcalounger than he does for Big Ethel. And all the residents are plagued by Haywood Sloggett, the curmudgeon from across the road, who loathes their "trailer-trash" ways, especially their keeping a life-size illuminated nativity scene up year 'round.
But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they — and their way of life — have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by "the big guys." The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale.
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Joveeta Crumpler - Kathy Knight Glendenning
Caprice Crumpler - Annette Wood
Norwayne "Baby" Crumpler - Kenny Gaylord
Georgia Dean Rudd - Robin Patterson
Big Ethel Satterwhite - Dee Matthews
Haywood Sloggett - Devlin Burke
Lark Barken - Kady Ann Tilley
Lomax Tanner - Ian Burke
Starla Pudney - Pat Shumate