Cast Announced for SLCT’s Upcoming Show, ‘Rex’s Exes’

Left to right, back row: Jim Janowski, Mark Wenz, Rosanne Banta, Lew Crawford, director Sandy Bocynesky; middle row: Kate Turner, Susan Schlesinger, Diana Nelinson, Ginger Henry, Jo Birlin, Marilyn Holt; front: Joyce Recupido; not pictured: Nancy Patterson, Greg Posniak, and Cari Scholes (photo by Roger Edmonds)

The Verdeen cousins of Sweet Gum, Texas, are at it again! This hilarious comedy will feature Diana Nelinson in the role of CeeCee Windham, the local TV host. Playing Gaynelle Verdeen will be Ginger Henry. Her cousin Peaches Verdeen Belrose will be played by Joyce Recupido, and her other cousin Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen will be portrayed by Susan Schlesinger. Reprising his role as their cantankerous Uncle Aubrey Verdeen is Lew Crawford who will be flirting and chasing Mamma Doll Hargis, played by Marilyn Holt. And, of course, Aubrey’s sister LaMerle Verdeen Minshew, who will be portrayed by Kate Turner, has to get her two cents in, whether her advice is welcomed or not. Other folks who drop into Sweet Gum are Bitsy Hargis, being played by Roxanne Banta, and Marlissa Crutchfield, the “third lady” of Texas, to be played by Jo Birlin. Cast as Gentle Harmony, the local psychic and hypnotist, is Nancy Patterson. And rounding out the ensemble are Jim Janowski, playing Theodore Rexford Belrose, Peaches’ erstwhile deceased husband. Wild Bill Boudreaux, the bounty hunter looking for Mr. Belrose, will be portrayed by Mark Wenz. And, finally, heard but not seen will be an advice-seeking man, voiced by Greg Posniak, and seen but not heard as the between-scene signage changers will be Cari Scholes and Greg Posniak. It promises to be a hoot of a show and is being directed by Sandy Bocynesky who brought Sun Lakes audiences last year’s Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens.

Tickets can be purchased in person from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, Oct. 17 and 31, in the Sun Lakes Country Club lobby

Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Nov. 1, at IronOaks Country Club (lobby of Stone & Barrel)

Thursday, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2, in Room A-6 in Cottonwood

Online tickets are available 24 hours a day at beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17. For more information, call 480-382-6290.