The Red Velvet Cake War opens June 2, 2023, here at Parkway Playhouse!
From the writing team of last season’s runaway hit The Savannah Sipping Society, this show is about the eccentric Verdeen Cousins of Sweetgum, Texas are saddled with planning a family reunion despite being neck-deep in personal disasters. In the middle of arrests, psychological evaluations, and an oncoming tornado, the family’s horrid matriarch has challenged Cousin Gaynelle to a high-stakes baking contest.
We reached out to Jeremy Holden, one of our cast members to find out more about him and his experience working on this fun production.
What about this show are you the most looking forward to?
The audience’s inevitable guffaws!
What’s your favorite recipe? Can you share it with us?
Chicken Tikka Masala. You’ll have to ask my wife how she makes it.
If you had to list 5 songs that represent how much fun this show is, what would they be?
“I’m going back down South” – Kings of Leon
“All my exes live in Texas” – George Strait
“La Grange” – ZZ Top
“Wild in the country” – Bow Wow Wow
“Mama’s broken heart” – Miranda Lambert
How did you get into theatre?
I wrote a play at school called The Breakfast Table which won a contest. I played a jar of coffee!
What’s your favorite thing to do in Burnsville?
Hiking, fishing, volunteering at the humane society, and hanging out with our friends.
What have you loved so far about working with Parkway Playhouse?
The people. They are talented, kind, and very funny.
Jeremy was raised in the UK, before moving to the US in the 1990s. He had a successful career in advertising before becoming a full-time author. He’s published several novels with his latest work due out in 2024. He’s married to Natalie & they have two adult children, Lily & Sam.
The Red Velvet Cake War is showing at Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, NC June 2-11, 2023! Grab your tickets to this hilarious comedy here: https://parkwayplayhouse.com/tickets/get-tickets/