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Roadkill Diner, The
Roadkill Diner, The
What happens to the Nutt family when a shotgun wedding, a birth, a death and a funeral all happen at the same time? the audience takes a wild roller coaster ride when playwright Dennis Ward serves up a blue plate special of Southern-fried comic meloDrama in this rollicking, hilarious musical about the dysfunctional Nutt family set in the Roadkill Diner. Big Daddy Nutt, the despot patriarch of Buzzard Mountain has just died leaving his family with nothing but debts. Desperate, his oldest daughter, Ima Nutt, sets out on a ruthless path to put the Nutts back on top. She meets her match in Connie Coffee, the fiery, aK-47 tongued, Roadkill Diner waitress who easily makes mincemeat of the Nutt sisters. annie Lu, the beautiful, talented Roadkill Diner waitress happily marries Dub Nutt, the heterosexual, drag queen son of Big Daddy. they plan to leave Buzzard Mountain and become a professional entertainers. the Nutt family members all collide into a frenzied train wreck at the grand annual Nutt family reunion that exposes all their lurid secrets. aM Radio station KaRP frequently broadcasts roadkill alerts where to pick up the freshest meat sponsored by ethyl Mae's Beauty and Chain Saw Repair. the funny/poignant ten original songs and lyrics that assist to tell the story are by the incomparable blues jazz singer/songwriter Roddy Barnes.
Music And lyrics by Roddy Barnes; book by Dennis Ward. At this point there Are ten original songs; however, four songs Are being Added by early 2012.
Cite des Arts Theater, Lafayette 40795
Cite des Arts
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Musical comedy. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest
Male: 6  Female: 6  Other: -
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