The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Rivertown Theaters - Kenner, LA
The bawdy-but-wholesome crowd-pleaser skewers pretension, celebrates life and touches the heartstrings in this raucous, red-blooded, hilarious musical comedy about a "Lil Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place".
October 22 - November 6, 2022
Directed by Gary Rucker
Mainstage, Run time: ~2.5 hrs, Rated: R (16 & up)
Made famous by the 1982 film adaptation starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, this happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas.
Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cozy bordello, until that Puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
“A font of fun and friendliness, engagingly rich in regional nostalgia and spiced with delicate bawdry. The country and western score is a delight.” – Time Magazine