TENNESSEE WET RUB
Cottage Theatre is very proud to stage the world premiere of Tennessee Wet Rub, which is presented under the auspices of the American Association of Community Theatre 2024 NewPlayFest.
Directed by Stanley Coleman
The power is out. Hank and Bertha, a white couple in their sixties, are huddled in their rural BBQ joint as snow swirls outside. It is January 1951, and the worst blizzard in Tennessee history is keeping all the customers away. What better time to experiment with a new wet rub recipe? A startling knock at the door reveals Arleta, a shivering white teenager, and Dunk, her 20-year-old black fiancé; their car has slid into a nearby ditch. While the storm rages, values and compassion are put to the test, as Hank and Bertha wrestle with what to do with this law-breaking couple. The situation grows even more turbulent with the arrival of the Deputy Sheriff. Flavored with simmering tensions, and slowly simmering BBQ, Tennessee Wet Rub is a riveting drama spiced with unlikely bonds and shared passions.
$29 Adult / $15 Youth (18 & under)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2:30 pm
Will be posted here once we open the show.
Director / Stanley Coleman
Rest of production crew to be announced later