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“The Red Velvet Cake Wars” Brings Family Fun to the Lofte

Manley, NE [August 30, 2016] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces its next production “The Red Velvet Cake Wars” by Jones, Hope and Wooten will open Friday, September 9 at 7:30pm.  “Red Velvet” is the hilarious tale of three cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette who are organizing the Verdeen family reunion in Sweetgum, Texas.  Together they must tackle oddball relatives, a neighbor’s food-stealing dog, and a Texas-sized tornado.  Hilarious characters with big personalities make this story fun for the whole family. 

Betty Colbert of Weeping Water, Rosalie Duffy of Lincoln and Renae Koehler of Firth star as the three crazy cousins.  Directed by Kevin Colbert, the cast also includes Trish Miller, Fred Sagedal and Rita McKinney of Omaha, Chris Werger of Eagle, Ken Snyder of Elmwood, Patricia Heather of Waverly, Steve Martin of Firth, Alexandra Geditz of Louisville and Cheryl Jones of Manley. 

“The Red Velvet Cake Wars” will be on the Lofte stage September 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18.  Showtimes Thursday through Saturday are 7:30pm.  Both Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $19.  Reservations can be made by calling the Lofte box office at (402)234-2553 or online at

Pictured on Attachment:  Front row, Rita McKinney, Steve Martin and Ken Snyder.  Back row from left, Alexandra Geditz, Renae Koehler, Rosalie Duffy, Chris Werger, Betty Colbert, Trish Miller, Patricia Heather and Fred Sagedal.  Not pictured, Cheryl Jones.

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