CCAC to Present "Farce of Nature"

Friday, January 18, 2019
Cast members of the upcoming CCAC production during a recent rehearsal.
TD photo/Jane Gatewood

“Farce of Nature” is the title of the Clay County Arts Council’s Night of Chocolate dinner theater event, set to be presented on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Rector Community Center. For this spring's CCAC production, the Crocket Multi-Purpose Room will be transformed into the Reel ‘Em Inn, in modern day Arkansas.

The event is a one-night only extravaganza with an always-delicious buffet dinner catered by The Traveling Wisk. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the production beginning at 6:30. In addition to the dinner and theatre, CCAC will be offering theme-related items for silent auction with patrons bidding on dinners, sporting equipment and weekend trips.

This year's dinner theater stage play is directed by PHS grad Quinton Mauldin, and showcases local talent along with some CCAC newcomers with RHS Drama experience. Cast members hail from other regional towns and cities as well.

“The talent at auditions made cast selection very difficult,” Mauldin said of the performers.

The cast consists of familiar names and several “new to CCAC stage” talented individuals. Tonya May, Ron Spence and Randy Hembrey, Jr., play the major roles of the Wilburn family, Wanelle, Gene and Ty. Michael Goldinger and Stephanie Rock play Sonny and Lola Barbosa. Mallory Gushard plays Jenna Sealy and Tylee Tracer-Anderson is Maxie Wilburn Suggs. Kenny Smith will bring extra comedy and suspense as Carmine DeLuca and Roxanne Thorne is played by Susa Johnson.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 870-595-3035 for will-call tickets. CCAC members will pay $30 for the dinner and theatre while $35 is the cost for non-members. Interested individuals may also obtain tickets at The Nest and Madpies in Piggott and the Rector Water Office.

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