It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, and 15-year-old Cassidy Smith is very pregnant with the child of 40ish Reed Hooker. Cassidy is desperate to marry Reed, Reed is desperate to open Louisiana’s hottest new taxi-dancing emporium and neither are prepared for the arrival of Reed’s wife, Sue Jack Hooker, a dangerous beauty who has just been let out of the penitentiary. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley spins one of her most colorful tales.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Jack Black as Turnip Moss
Brandon Maggart as Sam
Jim McLure as Whitt Carmichael
Laurel Moglen as Cassidy Smith
Elizabeth Ruscio as Lacey Rollins
Jean Smart as Sue Jack Tiller Hooker
Kurtwood Smith as Reed Hooker
Directed by Belita Moreno. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in January of 1997.