Main Street Players presents The Wild Women of Winedale

Wild Women of Winedale

Main Street Players’ first production of 2020 – The Wild Women of Winedale – features Nancy Gresham standing at left, Norma Richardson seated and Marian Sorenson. Photo credit: Rick Blackshear

STAFF REPORT :::

Get ready for an evening of joyful laughter and heartwarming moments as Main Street Players serves up the first production of 2020.

The Wild Women of Winedale spotlights the lives of the three Wild sisters – Fanny, Willa and their sister-in-law Johnnie Faye – as they face a series of new challenges in Winedale, Va. The sisters have always loved and supported each other through thick and thin, and now they need each other more than ever.

Willa’s nursing job is so stressful that it has driven her to vodka and speed-knitting. Fanny has just turned 60 and has experienced a hilariously inappropriate reaction to that milestone. Johnnie Faye has lost her home to a Florida sinkhole, and is searching for a new husband who can provide her with a replacement. On top of that, all three sisters are burdened with an abundance of family keepsakes and possessions that no one seems to want.

Together, the sisters will face these challenges, find ways to clear the clutter from their lives and discover a series of new paths to follow. The journey is filled with riotous laughs and affecting moments and is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

The play was written by the prolific trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, whose plays are marked by boisterous, character-driven humor and genuine warmth. Their work has become a staple of many theatres across the country, and they have delighted Main Street audiences on numerous occasions in the past. If you’ve enjoyed such productions as The Dixie Swim Club, The Hallelujah Girls, Dashing Through the Snow, Mama Won’t Fly and Christmas Belles, this is a show you don’t want to miss.

Main Street’s production of The Wild Women of Winedale stars three women who will be familiar to Main Street audiences – Nancy Gresham, most recently seen as Mama Lily in Hank Williams: Lost Highway, plays Willa Wild; Marian Sorensen, most recently seen as Grace Bodell in Fireflies, plays Fanny Wild Cantrelle; and Main Street’s Artistic Director Norma Richardson takes on the dual role of directing the show and playing the role of Johnny Faye Wild.

Andrew Stewart serves as the show’s assistant director, and the set was designed by BJ Hughes. Costume design was provided by Norma Richardson and Curtis Brown, with lighting design by Curtis Brown and sound design by Andrew Stewart.

The Wild Women of Winedale runs February 12-23. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Tickets for this production are likely to sell quickly, so you are encouraged to make reservations promptly in order to secure your seat. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students, with discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Make your reservations today by calling the box office at 770.229.9916 or by visiting mainsstreetplayers.org. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office the evening of the performance.

Don’t miss this charming, side-splitting production!

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