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Always a Bridesmaid Is a Laugh-Fest About Loving Friends Who Know Each Other a Tad Too Well

Temple Theatre’s production of Always a Bridesmaid, written by the prolific and widely known trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, is populated by a group familiar to fans of their work, six very strong Southern women who are both determined and marvelously flawed as well as wonderfully funny, loyal, and loving. Four… Read More ›

The Cary Players will present Dashing Through the Snow Dec. 4-7 at the Cary Arts Center

“Laughing All the Way”: Cary Players’ Production of Dashing Through the Snow Delivers!

Welcome to the lobby of The Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas! Matt Schedler directs Cary Players community-theater presentation of Jones Hope Wooten’s 2010 comedy, Dashing Through the Snow. The production is just over two hours of fast-paced fun, and last night’s opening-night audience loved it. How many zany interactions can take place in the lobby… Read More ›

"The Dixie Swim Club" stars (from left) Donna Rossi-Youngblood, Sandi Sullivan, JoAnne Dickinson, Kathy Norris, and Suzanne Kennedy (photo by Ron Foreman)

Have Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten Jumped the Shark with “The Dixie Swim Club”?

“The Dixie Swim Club” may be evidence that Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten’s wellspring of inspiration is beginning to run dry. When Jones Hope Wooten turn to a pregnant nun for guffaws, they have jumped the shark.

"The Dixie Swim Club" stars (from left) Donna Rossi-Youngblood, Sandi Sullivan, JoAnne Dickinson, Kathy Norris, and Suzanne Kennedy (photo by Ron Foreman)

Five Women Strengthen Their Friendships in Jones Hope Wooten’s Comedy “The Dixie Swim Club”

In “The Dixie Swim Club,” director John C. McIlwee says, “Five women strengthen their enduring friendships by meeting in the same Outer Banks cottage on the same weekend every year to celebrate their college swim team’s success and ‘catch-up’ with their triumphs and tragedies.”

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

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

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.