The Wild Women of Winedale

(A Jones Hope Wooten World Premiere)

OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 11, 2018 


This joyful and exuberant, yet ultimately touching, comedy focuses on three women at crossroads in their lives – the Wild sisters of Winedale, Virginia – Fanny and Willa and their frustratingly quirky sister-in-law, Johnnie Faye. This feisty and fun-loving trio has supported and cheered one another through life’s highs and lows over the years, including the early demise of two of their husbands. And they really need each other now as Fanny experiences a hilariously inappropriate reaction to her 60thbirthday while Willa is so stressed-out from her nursing job she resorts to vodka and speed-knitting to cope and Johnnie Faye, determined to put her year of fraught widowhood behind her, desperately tries to find a man – preferably a man with a house since hers is somewhere at the bottom of a Florida sinkhole. These women’s lives are further upended by the responsibility of caring for their free-spitfire, ailing aunt and the realization that they are drowning under the loads of family keepsakes and possessions nobody wants – especially them! With equal doses of hilarity and heart, these extraordinary women come up with delightful and surprisingly unorthodox ways to free themselves of what’s keeping them from moving their lives forward. They confidently set their sights on accepting nothing less than happiness while there’s still time to enjoy it. Together they prove it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths for a grand new adventure. This Jones Hope Wooten world premiere comedy is guaranteed to drive you wild with laughter – and motivate you to keep hounding the kids to please
take all of the Hummels, that stack of quilts, and Granny’s Christmas china!
Sponsors: Lynda Wexler, Bank of Tennessee, the Wild Women of Jonesborough, Sonia King/Mary B. Martin


Director: Joe Smith
Assistant Director: Kari Tuthill
Stage Manager: Sylvann Fox
Assistant Stage Manager: Sabra Hayden
Set Designer: Carol Huie
Sound Designer: Janette Gaines
Light Designer: Karen Elb
Costume Designer: Beth Skinner
Props Master: Chris Jones


Doreen - Suzanne Cook
Fanny - Debra Shoun
Fanny - Mary Nell McIntyre*
Willa - Joy Nagy
Willa - Katy Rosolowski*
Johnnie Fay - Donna Deason
Johnnie Fay - Sarah Sanders*
Betty - Lori Erickson
Glenda - Dana Kehs
Flo - Anna VanEaton
Nora - Phyllis Fox
Edith - Melissa Nipper

* Alternates will perform at designated shows.



Tickets on sale September 26, 2018