Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon
By: James McLure
May 6 - May 21, 2022
LONE STAR: THE STORY: The play 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.
LAUNDRY AND BOURBON: THE STORY: The setting 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.
Staff and Cast
Director: Annette Fernandez
Lone Star performances are May 6, 14, and 20.
Laundry and Bourbon performances are May 7, 13, and 21.
**Audience members will first select the Lone Star performance they wish to attend, after that selection is made, they will be given the performance options for Laundry and Bourbon.**
Health and Safety Guidelines
For the safety of our patrons and volunteers, please note the following mandates will be in place to attend any of our productions for the foreseeable future due to the continued COVID 19 pandemic.
Effective Sunday, May 1, 2022, patrons will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination (or booster). However, all patrons and those volunteers working box office, lights/sound and backstage will be required to wear a KN95 mask (supplied by the theatre) for the duration of your time in our space.
If a patron is feeling ill or has symptoms of COVID on the day of a production, we respectfully request the patron contact our box office to reserve another day; if that is not possible a full refund will be made to the patron.
If a patient has been diagnosed with COVID, patron must have a negative COVID PCR test prior to attending a production. Proof of that negative PCR test must be presented at time of check-in and must be 14 days prior to said production. If that is not possible, a full refund will be made to the patron.
The remaining mandates as below remain in place:
1. ALL theatre volunteers must be fully vaccinated and boosted and show proof of vaccination to participate in any production in any capacity.
2. ALL patrons will be given sealed KN95 masks at time of check in and said mask must be worn during the entirety of the time in our space. Our box office staff will also have surgical grade masks available upon request. CLOTH MASKS are not acceptable.
4. If any patron is unwilling/ unable to wear KN95/ surgical grade mask while in our theatre, patron will be reimbursed for any ticket charge and request will be made to leave our space.
Our theatre will be deep cleaned following each rehearsal and performance (floor, door knobs, bathrooms, dressing rooms, etc.) to further ensure the safety of our patrons and volunteers.
If any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claudia Lillibridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your willingness to follow the above rules.
This production has no content advisories.
Twin Masks Performing Arts Center
9076 Church Street, Stes. 2&3
Twinsburg, OH 44087