The Last Round-up of the Guacamole Queens

Season: 2022 Main Stage Season

Author: Jones Hope Wooten

Director: Léland Downs Karas

Genre: Southern Comedy

Location: Colleen O. Williams Theater


THE STORY: In this deliciously funny Southern-fried comedy, the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas — Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette — are up against the clock as they frantically attempt to produce the ultimate high school reunion before the old building is demolished. But they’ve got a bushel of obstacles to overcome before they can pull off this miracle: Gaynelle is reeling from the humiliating demise of her loathed ex-husband; Peaches’ romantic life has tanked because the older her dates get, the more horrified they are by her job as a mortuarial cosmetologist; and Jimmie Wyvette is trying to live down her on-camera catfight with a local televangelist. To top it all off, the cousins have got to impress a governor’s aide with their party-planning capabilities, so that they can nab the plum job of throwing the governor’s birthday bash — and keep their business afloat. Their scramble to prepare the perfect event is interrupted by the exploits of their beloved Uncle Aubrey, who is in danger of getting throttled by the two octogenarian sisters he’s simultaneously romancing, and by threats from their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle, who is determined to be crowned the final and forever Guacamole Queen of Sweetgum High. And that’s before one of Peaches’ former classmates arrives with a malevolent hand puppet and a score to settle, Jimmie Wyvette hog-ties the sheriff with police tape, the high school gym is blown away, and the desperate battle for Guacamole Queen heats up into an outrageous fight to the finish. Chaos is side-splittingly achieved! A gut-busting Jones Hope Wooten farce — and a stand-alone play in its own right — LAST ROUND-UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS is the third and final comedy in the Verdeen Cousins Texas Trilogy that begins with THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR and continues with REX’S EXES. You’ll laugh so hard you might even consider attending your next high school reunion!

Show Dates

  • April 22, 2022 7:30 pm
  • April 23, 2022 7:30 pm
  • April 24, 2022 3:00 pm
  • April 29, 2022 7:30 pm
  • April 30, 2022 7:30 pm
  • May 1, 2022 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • February 22, 2022 7:00 pm
  • February 23, 2022 7:00 pm

Audition Details

Auditions for " The Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens" is scheduled on February 22nd and 23rd at 7pm. Cold readings will be done from the script and you will play some improv games, so come on out and let's have a rootin tootin good time! Yea haw! Please also bring a recent headshot. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out audition forms. Those that are casted will have a read through of the script and rehearsals start February 28th. Let's get this show on the road!

Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings with mandatory set calls scattered throughout weekends till show time for all cast and crew.


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