Casting Call for “The Red Velvet Cake War” at the Historic Texas Theatre

Casting Call for “The Red Velvet Cake War” at the Historic Texas Theatre

PALESTINE- Palestine Community Theatre (PCT) will hold auditions for “The Red Velvet Cake War” this Saturday, August 10, at 10a.m. This fall PCT will bring this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy to the stage of the Texas under the direction of Dana Goolsby.

“Our theatre family is always growing and we look forward to seeing new faces and old faces at auditions on Saturday,” said Director Dana Goolsby.

Goolsby advises actors and actresses who want to audition to embrace their Southern draw and warm up their East Texas twang.  

“The Red Velvet Cake War is based in East Texas, and embraces the culture of the Pineywoods. You will recognize the characters as your own family members, neighbors, and friends. If you are Southern and love to laugh then this show is for you,” Goolsby said.

SYNOPSIS: The three Verdeen cousins—Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette—could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, a saucy firebrand and the number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the rough-around-the-edges store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

Show dates for “The Red Velvet Cake War” are October 4,5,6,11,12, and13. For more information contact Dana Goolsby at

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