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Wimberley Players Present "Divorce Southern Style" at Wimberley Playhouse
The Wimberley Players bring "Divorce Southern Style" to Wimberley, running weekends from April 13 through April 29, 2007.
The lecherous and persistent Dr. Abernathy (Larry Landaker) finds a new target in Elizabeth (Rachel McGinnis).
In need of cash to support her lifestyle, Eleanor Bander decides to lure her wealthy ex-husband to their family home in an attempt at reconciliation. The complications that result form the basis of a fast-paced, wildly funny farce, "Divorce Southern Style," to be presented by the Wimberley Players April 13-29.

Eleanor's ploy becomes more devious when she tells Walter that their daughter is about to be married, with the insinuation that it is to be a shotgun wedding. Walter shows up with his old high school flame, Gretchen, a former nemesis of Eleanor's. When daughter Elizabeth arrives, it turns out she is only toying around once again with the idea of marriage to her off-again-on-again fiancé, fellow schoolteacher Vince. When Walter learns the truth, Eleanor throws him a huge birthday party and uses her feminine wiles to try to ensnare him. It all backfires as the truth emerges about how their marriage ended 15 years before. A lecherous married optometrist and a boozing next-door neighbor further enliven the madcap pace of the play.

Playgoers who enjoyed Blithe Spirit will again enjoy the winning teamwork of director David Bisett, and producer Charlotte Caldwell. Nancy Weaver is assistant director. The play was written by Jennifer Jarrett. It takes place in the modern day in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The play will run weekends from April 13 to 29 at the Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road (between the Square and FM 3237). Performances are 8:00 on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 on Sundays. The opening night reception, April 13, will begin at 7:00 p.m. with wine and hors d'œuvres in the lobby, and will end with a champagne reception after the performance.

Tickets can be reserved by phone starting April 2 by calling 847-0575. They will be available for purchase at the theatre box office starting April 9. Box office hours are 1:00-5:00, Monday through Friday. All tickets are $15 except Opening Night ($20). Visa and Mastercard are accepted.



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