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Laundry & Bourbon and Lonestar – A Top Notch Theater Production

The Top Notch Players present: “Laundry & Bourbon and Lonestar” by James McLure.

In Laundry & Bourbon we visit Elizabeth’s back porch in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets that are so much a part of small town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee, who can’t resist blurting out that Elizabeth’s husband has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth’s inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam.

Lone Star takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small town Texas bar. Elizabeth’s husband, Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam, and trying to re-establish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Roy, who worships him, Ray sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military an amorous exploits. Roy cherishes three things in life: Lone Star beer, his wife Elizabeth, and his classic pink Thunderbird car, not necessarily in that order.

Dates, Times, Locations:

Haverhill Campus

Science Building (E): First floor, Room E155
Map and Directions

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 pm (President’s Theater Performance)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm


General Admission: $12

Students and Seniors: $10

More Information

For more information, or for sign language interpreting or access requests (including food-related allergies),contact Brianne Beatrice at 781-254-6913 or bribeats@gmail.com.

About the Top Notch Theater & Players:

The Top Notch Players is NECC’s theater company. The Top Notch Players produces three plays a year, ranging from Shakespeare and musicals to farces and contemporary dramas.