The story (excerpt from Dramatists Play Service): An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama won't fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama's vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does. This ferociously funny, family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!
“I knew I wanted to direct ‘Mama Won’t Fly’ after first reading it,” said Director Paul Weber. “It’s a fast paced comedy with lots of quirky characters and improbable situations.” This will be Weber’s eighth time sitting in the T&G director’s chair. “This has been the easiest to direct of all of them,” Weber said. Although, he claims it is not because of his skills but rather from casting a veteran cast of “lunatics” and having a fun crew around. But that’s just him being modest. “They’ve been a real joy to work with.” Weber said. “Quite often the rehearsals would be interrupted because of spontaneous laughter.” Audiences will recognize quite a few veteran actors and some new faces in this show. Bonnie Cain-Wood, Linda Thrasher, and Heather Meyer are the principal cast and have all been a part of previous Town & Gown productions over the years. The supporting cast includes Pamela Fortney, Kevin Gerfen, Dawn Behrens, Elise Poston and Kyle Shifflett who play multiple roles of all the people the principal cast encounter on the road trip, some as many as five very different characters.
“Mama Won’t Fly” is a family friendly show and could be a fun, laugh out loud Valentine’s date!
It will run for eight performances Feb. 12 – 15, and 19 – 22, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 9, and can be reserved by calling the box office at 405.372.9122 or purchasing online tickets at www.townandgown.org. Ticket prices are Adult, $14; Students, $12; and Seniors, $10 (available for Sunday matinees only).