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Rex's Exes OnStage Now at ACT!

Following last summer’s success of The Red Velvet Cake War, Artists Collaborative Theatre is excited to bring back the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas – Gaynelle, Jimmie Wyvette, and Peaches – as they teeter on the brink of disaster once again.
Now showing at ACT through July 20 is the hilariously uproarious sequel, Rex’s Exes, written by the same trio that penned The Red Velvet Cake War - Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten.  ACT is immensely grateful for its show sponsor – The Law Office of R. Michael Pack and Ron Diddle.
This time around, Gaynelle 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 smhe doesn't even want.  Jimmie Wy, riding high on the success of her new wedding gown boutique for bigger gals—“Wide Bride”—reluctantly agrees to help Peaches surprise Gaynelle.  But it turns out the surprise is on them when, in a startling twist, the party plans shift to a hastily thrown-together family funeral instead. 
The hilarity escalates when Peaches' recently declared dead husband returns with a Cajun bounty hunter on his heels.  As the outrageous complications explode into chaos, you'll find yourself hoping your next family celebration—be it birthday, wedding or funeral—is even half this much fun!
Rex’s Exes comes to ACT under the executive direction of Stephanie Richards, artistic direction of Lauren Stewart, and the technical direction of Bryan Ratliff.   A big thank you goes out the show sponsor by the Law Office of R. Michael Pack and Ron Diddle.
The cast features Jason Justice as C.C. Windham, Ella Tolliver as Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen, Gloria Ratliff as Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen, Lauren Stewart as Peaches Verdeen Belrose, Larry F. Compton as Aubrey Verdeen, Michiyo Newsome as LaMerle Verdeen Minshew, Kaitlyn Howell and Meredith Yount as Bitsy Hargis, Adam Adkins as Theodore Rexford Belrose, Billy Jack Fuller, Jr. as Mama Doll and Willd Bill Boudreaux,  Ashley Ratliff as Gentle Harmony and Marlissa Crutchfield, and Bryan Ratliff as Hospitality House Caller.
Crew members include Lauren Stewart as set, sound, and lighting designer;  J.R. Frazier on tech crew; Valerie Stewart as costume designer; and Pam Stewart on costume construction.
You won’t want to miss the fun and laughs in Rex’s Exes!  Performances will take place at ACT in Elkhorn City through June 26 – July 20.  Show times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm.  The show is rated PG-13.
 
Tickets are $9 each and available at the door, by calling (606) 754-4228, or online at www.act4.org.  Season passes are also available for the upcoming season!

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