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Potomac Playmakers Present "Farce Of Nature"

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Date
May 11, 2018 (All day)
Location:
The Women's Club
31 S. Prospect Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Phone:
240.382.7269
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Cost:
$11 online advance, $13 at the door

The Potomac Playmakers have announced the final show of the 2017–2018 Season, that
concludes with the hysterical "Farce of Nature," written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and James
Wooten. The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day
in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn,
the owner and proprietor of the Reel 'Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge
in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are
few, and the lone guest who's just checked in—an extremely jittery Carmine
DeLuca from Chicago—is only there due to a location shift in the Witness
Protection Program. Doesn't anybody just want to fish anymore? Certainly not
D. Gene's frustrated wife, Wanelle, who's fed up with their lackluster
romantic life. She's taken drastic steps to improve it through hypnotic
suggestion and, for the life of him, D. Gene cannot understand why his pants
keep falling down. D. Gene's feisty sister Maxie has her own problems, chief
among them battling ageism to resume her career in law enforcement. She's
determined to prove her worth by keeping Carmine DeLuca alive through the
weekend—a task that's going to prove to be much harder than she bargained
for since she keeps losing both her gun and the bullets. And she never
anticipated the gangster Carmine's been dodging for the last five years,
Sonny Barbosa, is about to walk through the door, in hot pursuit of his sexy
wife, Lola. Seems the headstrong Lola has driven hundreds of miles to the
lodge to follow her boytoy, D. Gene and Wanelle's son Ty. But Lola meets her
match in Ty's seemingly innocent girlfriend, Jenna, whose patience has
reached the breaking point after months of waiting for Ty to come home. In
the deliciously funny romp that ensues, they all hide, lie, disguise
themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another, while trying to
figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. By then it's too late
and the lodge is surrounded by vicious critters and hungry varmints that have
followed the odor down from the hills. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax
of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives
of all—family, guests and gangsters alike—change in incredible and
surprising ways. This side-splittingly funny comedy is guaranteed to win
audiences over—hook, line, and sinker!

Performances times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

Produced under special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Farce
Of Nature is directed by Greg Berezuk with Lori Goodnow, and stars Wanda
Dittman, Cheri George Glasgow, Starlene R. Hamilton, Andrew King, Jeffrey
Marcum, Danielle Popp, Nic Sigman, Kaitlyn Teach, and Jim Zuna.  Farce of
Nature will run May 11, 12, 18 & 20, 2018 at The Women’s Club, located at
31 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.  The curtain will rise at
8:00 pm for the Friday and Saturday performances, while, the Sunday matinee
will be at 3:00 pm.  Discounted $11 tickets are available in advance at
www.potomacplaymakers.org, while $13 general admission seats will be
available at the door.

The Potomac Playmakers, founded in 1926 is one of the nation's longest
running active community theatre groups. For more information, visit The
Potomac Playmakers’ website at www.potomacplaymakers.org , email
potomacplaymakers@gmail.com  or call (240) 382-7269.  Potomac Playmakers,
Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, nonprofit community theater
company in business since 1926.