Way Off Broadway to Debut Cookin' with Gus


CONTACT: Kellie Cook, Leisure Services Director, (334) 358-0297 or

February 6, 2013


The City of Prattville and the Way Off Broadway Theatre, located in historic downtown Prattville, are proud to announce their upcoming play, "Cookin' with Gus", opening Thursday, February 21st and running through March 10th.

Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it . . . Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all-out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage. Cookin' with Gus brings together four unlikely characters in a stew of hijinks and hilarity.

"This comedy-farce is a really good way to indulge in some serious laughter," says Matthew Givens, director of the play. "I invite everyone to come out for a double helping of good old-fashioned fun. It is fun for the performers and a great evening for the audience."

Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Arts Center, or by phone at 334.358.0297. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. To learn more about "Cookin' with Gus", visit our WOBT page on this website.


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