PITTSFIELD — “Mama Won’t Fly” is a race against the clock that begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding.
Caution: Comedic speed bumps ahead ... Mama won’t fly, and they only have four days to drive cross-country in her vintage sedan.
The Pittsfield Players will stage the laugh-a-minute comedy at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St., Fridays through Sundays through May 18. All shows are at 7:30 p.m., except the Mother’s Day matinee this Sunday, which is at 2 p.m.
As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: The bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that traveling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins, and comedic chaos ensues.
Cue up the speed bumps as they run into the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked 18-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. And all that before they have to deal with the nuptials themselves veering off tracks.
The show is directed by Marty Williams and costumed by Cathy Williams, who is also appearing as Mama in the show. Vicki Watson takes on the role of Savannah, her daughter, and Melanie Perkins plays Hayley, the bride to be. Appearing in various other roles are Heather Bradley, Mike Bunie, Beth Champagne, John Chinn, Maye Hart, Lena Luongo and Coy McCarty.
Tickets are $15, and can be purchased by visiting pittsfieldplayers.com or calling 435-8852.