The Red Velvet Cake War

The Red Velvet Cake War

Written by Jones Hope Wooten


October 27-29, November 3-5 & 10-12, 2023

Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm


Directed by April J'Callahan Marshall

The outrageous antics of the three Verdeen cousins - Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette - have become the talk of the town in Sweetgum, not the least of which is Gaynelle's "accidentally" crashing her minivan through the bedroom of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide. But Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided that their family reunion's success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Things spin hilariously out of control as a neighbor's pet devours all the food, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake.

Photos courtesy of Neil Jester - Fine Art Photography.

“The Red Velvet Cake War” is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.


$20 for adults,
$17 for seniors (60+),
$15 for students and teachers,
$10 for children (12-).
All prices include sales tax.

Tickets go on sale Monday, August 21.
(Flex Ticket holders can call 336-499-1010 to reserve seats starting Monday, August 14.)


Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen - Nancy Torkewitz
Peaches Verdeen Belrose - Rebecca Clark
Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen - Cory Blalock
Cee Cee Windham / Mama Doll Hargis - Myla O’Brien
Uncle Aubrey Verdeen - Michael Burke
LaMerle Verdeen Minshew - Amy McGrath
Bitsy Hargis - Ruth Wilcox
Newt Blaylock - David Bricquet
Elsa Dowell - Jane Lucas
Sheriff Grover Lout / Purvis Verdeen - Kevin Rapier



Stage Manager - Emily Moore
Lighting Design - Allen Tyndall
Costume Design - Sylvia Tyndall
Set Design - Drew Proctor
Props - Velna Pollock
Marketing - Mark Graves
Photographer - Neil Jester