October 26 – 28 finds New Horizon Theatre returning to Mayhew, Arkansas for the explosive comedy romp “Farce of Habit.” This sequel to 2015’s wildly popular “Farce of Nature” again finds D Gene Wilburn (Mike Morehouse) and his wife Wanelle (Janet Morehouse) trying to make ends meet at The Reel ‘Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks.
There’s stormy weather approaching and D Gene is looking forward to a peaceful weekend on the lake and some serious fishing because, as every avid fisherman knows, “the best fishing is always just before a storm.” As usual there are two chances of that dream happening: slim and none – or should we say “nun.” While D Gene’s sister, local police officer Maxie Wilburn Suggs (Lydia Johnson) is busy keeping the peace, Wanelle, with the help of her daughter-in-law Jenna (Laura Bright) is busy trying to attend to the needs of the Inn’s guests: Jock McNair (Bill Dorminy), a nationally known relationship guru whose colossal ego threatens everyone’s sanity; Huddle Fisk (Rick Adams), a hapless, shy retiree, recovering from a heart attack and anxious to cut loose and embrace his inner caveman and “live, live, live;” and a barn full of nuns on a retreat, led by the feisty Sister Myrtle Agnes (Paige Collins). Add Jenna’s husband (or is he?) Ty Wilburn (Chase Golden), who has a secret (or two), and Jock’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Barb (Patti Landreau) and the table is set for this comedy romp of silly fun, complete with caffeine addictions, terminal psoriasis, the storm of the century, sugar rushes, a gaggle of nuns determined to experience nature, an impending storm, an egotistical marriage counselor, a wild woman who may or may not be who she claims to be, and – for good measure – an axe murderer.
This preposterous, take-no-prisoners comedy will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; October 26 – 28at New Horizon Theatre in West Point. Curtain is at 8:00 each night with an additional 2:00 matinee on Saturday. For tickets or other information, please visit the website at www.nhct.org, call the ticket hotline at706/518-6234, or email the theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org.