CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – “A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies,” the sequel to “Church Basement Ladies,” is performed April 7 through May 27 at Cumberland County Playhouse.
“A Second Helping” continues the story of the same "Church Basement Ladies" characters who were introduced in the original. The year is 1969 and the world is changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran Church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own with their trademark humor and hilarious antics.
The show takes the audience from serving the high school students at the Luther League Banquet to a church-sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Vikings Super Bowl Sunday. From the matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the "House of God!"
"A Second Helping" features Patty Payne as Mavis Gilmerson; Weslie Webster as Karin Engelson; Jason Ross as Pastor Gunderson; and Playhouse newcomers Bonner Church as Vivian Snustad; and Caitie Moss as Beverly Engelson Hauge.
The show is directed by René Pulliam, who directed and choreographed “A Chorus Line” at the Playhouse in 2015, and features musical direction by Ron Murphy.
Tickets and information are also available for Southern Stars Symphonic Brass and other events.
All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, Playhouse media sponsor The Crossville Chronicle and Playhouse Season Partner Plateau Pediatrics.
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