The ACT 1 cast and crew of “Rex’s Exes” are preparing to open their sequel to “Red Velvet Cake Wars” this Thursday night on the Palace stage.
Many of the performers return to play their same roles in the sequel, which focuses on the bizarre characters of the Verdeen family and their latest shenanigans.
In “Rex’s Exes,” Peaches (played by Mandy Barker) continues to be haunted by Rex’s memory, and eventually learns why Rex disappeared, and also finds out more troubling things about his past. Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen (Allison Watkins) is busy working to open her new wedding boutique, called “Wide Brides.” The First Lady of Texas is expected for a visit, and the Verdeen family foils continue.
This deliriously funny Southern-fried farce finds the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas—Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette—teetering on the brink of disaster again. Gaynelle, frustrated and frazzled from working too many two-bit jobs, stubbornly refuses to face the fact she’s turning the Big 5-0. In a misguided effort to lift her cousin’s spirits, Peaches, a sassy, morturarial cosmetologist who’s stuck in a romantic dry gulch, is determined to throw Gaynelle a surprise birthday party she doesn’t even want. And that’s just the beginning…
Melody Spence: Ceecee Windham
Bonnie Beyer: Gaynelle Verdeen
Allison Watkins: Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen
Mandy Barker: Peaches Verdeen Belrose
Caroline Dick: Lamerle Verdeen Minshew
Jim Hilliard: Aubrey Verdeen
April Seitz: Bitsy and Mama Doll Hargis
Cory Pierce: Rex (Theodore Rexford Belrose)
Rachel Bonar: Gentle Harmony
Mary Jo Hainstock: Marlissa Crutchfield
Alexender Vasquez: Wild Bill Boudreaux
Staff / Crew
Director: Doug Martens
Assistant Director: Mitch Mensen
Stage Manager: Mitch Mensen
Assistant Stage Manager & Props: Sherry Stout
Stage Crew: Rich Hainstock, Alyssa Schlicht, Sherry Stout
Lighting Operator: Michelle Bookmeier
Set Construction: Kevin Bookmeier, Mitch Mensen, Matthew Bookmeier , Levi Mensen , Tucker Mensen , Barb Bookmeier
Box Office: Lori & Casey Cooling