The North Idaho College Theater Department is presenting a production of two one-act plays “Laundry and Bourbon” and “Lone Star” at 7:30 p.m. April 11-14 in Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus.
The two plays are companion comedies written by James McLure. Both plays are set in the small town of Maynard, Texas in 1977. “Laundry and Bourbon” finds three women in a backyard folding laundry, sipping bourbon and sharing experiences that are hilarious and moving. “Lone Star” takes place behind Angel’s Bar, where two husbands of the wives from “Laundry and Bourbon,” Roy and Cletis, along with Roy’s brother Ray. Roy is a Vietnam veteran who can’t get his life started again after the war, and his irreverence, intelligence and anger fuel a potent mix of laughter and warmth.
“Laundry and Bourbon” will be presented first and will run about 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute intermission and then “Lone Star” will run about 40 minutes.
Former NIC student Heath Hunnicut is directing “Laundry and Bourbon” with cast members Lo Miles from Coeur d’Alene, Alix Welter from Pullman, Wash., and Josy Wegner from Ogden, Utah. NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby is directing “Lone Star” with cast members Brendan Latimer from Post Falls, Cole Durbin from Coeur d’Alene and Gustave Lester from Caldwell.
The plays are free and open to the public. They are recommended for mature audiences due to strong language and profanity.