Sam Bass Theatre

Laundry & Bourbon/Lone Star

Laundry & Bourbon
By James McLure
Directed By John-Paul Guerra

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Lone Star
By James McLure
Directed By Nick Wigg
Jan 10 - 26, 2019

Laundry & Bourbon
(3F) The setting of Laundry & Bourbon 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 who, among other tidbits, can't resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he is unfaithful, but he needs her, and she loves him. And she'll be waiting for him when he comes home—no matter what others may say or think.

​Lone Star
(3M) Lone Star takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his position in the community. 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. Apparently Roy cherishes three things above all; his country, his sexy young wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird. With the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world begin to collapse as it gradually comes out that Ray had slept with his brother's wife during his absence and, horror of horrors, has just demolished his cherished Thunderbird. But, despite all, the high good humor of the play never lapses, and all ends as breezily and happily as it began.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages
Run time: 2 hours including one intermission

Thu
Jan 10
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Fri
Jan 11
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Sat
Jan 12
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Sun
Jan 13
2:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Thu
Jan 17
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Fri
Jan 18
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Sat
Jan 19
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Sun
Jan 20
2:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Thu
Jan 24
8:00pm
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$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Fri
Jan 25
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00
Sat
Jan 26
8:00pm
General Admission
$ 15.00
Senior
$ 12.00
Educator / Student
$ 12.00
Military / First Responders
$ 12.00

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