Farce of Habit

The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players present Farce of Habit by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten for six performances on February 15 through 24, 2019 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm; Sundays at 2pm. Tickets available at LincolnTheater.org.

Farce of Habit by Jones, Hope and WootenComic fireworks explode in FARCE OF HABIT, an absurdly funny Southern-fried romp that takes us to the Reel ’Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Wanelle and D. Gene Wilburn run the Inn on a peaceful little lake – but peace is the last thing that happens the weekend that Wanelle picks to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal. Her son Ty’s marriage to Jenna is falling apart fast – could it have something to do with the French can-can costume Ty is wearing? And how on earth did D. Gene’s feisty sister, Maxie, allow herself to get caught up in a bizarre undercover police assignment? And that’s just the family. There is a gaggle of nuns who’ve converged on the Inn, hell-bent on experiencing a nature retreat—which might be tolerable if D. Gene didn’t have a chronic fear of anything in a habit. Add to this the presence of Jock McNair, a nationally known relationship guru whose colossal ego threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman”; and a couple of wild women who may or may not be who they claim to be. Throw in the storm of the century that’s fast bearing down on Mayhew, Arkansas, and no one has a prayer of baiting a hook any time soon. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you enjoy gloriously preposterous hilarity, then laughing your way through the take-no-prisoners lunacy of a Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!

Arts Council Napa Valley - Community Fund Grant