In Caroline Francke’s Comedy, His Daughter’s Wedding Drives the “Father of the Bride” Crazy

The Towne Players of Garner, NC will stage a community-theater production of “Father of the Bride,” a three-act 1951 domestic drama by Caroline Francke (1899-1960), based on the 1949 comic novel by Edward Streeter, on April 20, 21, and 26-28 in the Garner Performing Arts Center.

Frances Stanley, Holmes Morrison, and Tim Upchurch Will All Reprise Their Roles in “Driving Miss Daisy”

Towne Players patrons selected "Driving Miss Daisy" as the encore presentation for the Garner-based theater company's 2012 season

Frances Stanley, Holmes Morrison, and Tim Upchurch will all reprise their roles in the Towne Players’ encore presentation of their critically acclaimed production of Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” on Jan. 20, 21, and 26-28 in the Garner Performing Arts Center.

Mary Coyle Chase’s Wonderfully Wacky Comedy “Harvey” Will Hop into Garner on Oct. 14th

The Towne Players cast includes Stuart Jonap as Elwood P. Dowd, pictured here with his pal Harvey

The Towne Players of Garner will present a community-theater production of “Harvey,” a much beloved 1944 comedy by award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and children’s novelist Mary Coyle Chase and directed by Beth Honeycutt, on Oct. 14-22 in Garner Historic Auditorium.

“The Red Velvet Cake War” Is a Real Knee-Slapper

"The Red Velvet Cake War" by Jones, Hope, and Wooten closes April 23rd

A veteran community-theater cast, headed by the irrepressible Frances Stanley as the self-righteous town busybody LaMerle Verdeen Minshew, milk belly-laughs by the gallon from the sassy script for “The Red Velvet Cake War,” and perform every piece of monkey business with infectious high spirits.

Towne Players Present the N.C. Premiere of “The Red Velvet Cake War” by Jones, Hope, and Wooten

"The Red Velvet Cake War" by Jones, Hope, and Wooten opens April 15th

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette — could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have set tongues wagging in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out.