It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, and fifteen-year-old Cassidy Smith is very pregnant with the child of fortyish Reed Hooker. Cassidy is desperate to marry Reed, Reed is desperate to open Louisiana’s hottest new taxi-dancing emporium and neither are prepared for the arrival of Reed’s wife, Sue Jack Hooker, a dangerous beauty who has just been let out of the penitentiary. Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Beth Henley spins one of her most colorful tales, as she follows a hilarious band of ne’er-do-wells trying to scratch dreams from the Louisiana mud.
An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jack Black, Brandon Maggart, Jim McLure, Laurel Moglen, Elizabeth Ruscio, Jean Smart, and Kurtwood Smith.
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