Hijinx and Mayhem Abound

Who doesn’t love a high school reunion? Especially if it’s the last one ever to be held, because your school is being torn down. But when the long-anticipated event nears, the venue suddenly disappears, there are several ruthless campaigns for the title of the “final and forever” Guacamole Queen, and the sheriff is hog-tied with police tape. Sound wacky? It is! You won’t want to miss Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s newest show, Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens. It’s an uproariously funny comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten and directed by local talent Sandy Bocynesky. The cast of four men and ten women is hard at work rehearsing lines that challenge them to remain in character when they just want to crack up laughing.

The three Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas—Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette—are doing their level best to put on the best reunion their high school has ever had. Meanwhile, their randy Uncle Aubrey has the hots for two octogenarian sisters who are vying for his exclusive attention. A former classmate shows up to settle a score. The desperate battle for the Guacamole Queen heats up to an outrageous fight to the finish. Chaos reigns, and the laughs are non-stop.

The show will be presented July 8 through 12 in the San Tan Ballroom in Cottonwood. Performances will be at 7 p.m., except for the 10th, which will be a matinee at 2 p.m. A specialty $4 cocktail will be offered, called “Uncle Aubrey’s Gin ‘n’ Sin,” a luscious and refreshing gin and tonic. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails, and seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. for the evening performances. Tickets are $20 per person and are available online at www.slctinfo.com. For more information, call 602-793-0846 or visit SLCT’s website.