The Sugar Bean Sisters

Directed by Gary Pugh Newman

April 25 to May 18, 2014

The 3rd production of the 2014 Season

Written by: Nathan Sanders

In this Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood – Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the “space people” return for another visit. We meet Faye and Willie Mae as they return home to their ramshackle swamp dwelling in Sugar Bean, Florida, after a disastrous daytrip to Disney World, where Willie lost her prized Eva Gabor wig on Space Mountain. Having witnessed the landing of an alien space craft some 25 years ago in her daddy’s sugarcane field, Faye prepares for the return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day. A disturbance in the sugarcane field lures the sisters outside to investigate, and Faye recalls how their infamous daddy claimed to have witnessed dead folk walking through Sugar Bean on a similar night many years before. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel and the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot to ensure the space people’s return.

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The Production Team

Gary Pugh Newman Director
Carson Duper Lighting Designer
Jared Alexander Sound Designer
Sharon Martinez Stage Manager
Joanie Pugh Newman Stage Manager
Gary Smith Set Builder
Henry Sellenthin Producer

The Cast

Sue Carmichael Willie Mae Nettles
Kathy Domenici Vidella Sparks
Marc Berman The Bishop Crumley
Pamela MacKenzie Faye Clementine Nettles
Kalena Coleman The Reptile Woman