Lone Star / Laundry & Bourbon
written by James McLure
directed by Lance Lewman
SOKAL STAGE (2nd Floor)
February 15 - March 3, 2013
2 hilarious comedies, 6 intertwined lives, 1 small west Texas town equals a full evening of theatre!
A hilarious study of a pair of Texas "good ole boys" on a Saturday night carouse 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 . . .
Laundry & Bourbon
The action centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than was hoped for. 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 . . .
“Lone Star is an uproarious comedy about two bawdily rambunctious Texas brothers peppered with the playwright’s own special brand of cascading, spontaneous wit.”
- NY Times
"Mr. McLure's strongest suit is dialogue salty comic banter that derives from colorful indigenous characters."
- NY Times