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'Mama Won't Fly'; laughs will

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
April 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Updated April 23, 2014 at 11:24 p.m.


When an Alabama daughter can't get Mama on an airplane for her brother's wedding in California, she's forced to drive her west in four days' time.

For Savannah, played by Pauline Polanco, that means four days trapped in the car with her hard-headed mother, played by Karen Locher, in a less-than-luxury sedan.

Chaos and hilarity ensues as the women encounter a series of mishaps and frustrations that almost thwart their arrival.

Such is the synopsis for Theatre Victoria's newest comedy, "Mama Won't Fly," which opens Friday at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

Even though Mama won't fly, laughs surely will during each of the six performances, said cast member Caleb Shaw, who plays three roles as Denton, Cousin Chicken and Spud.

"It's a great opportunity to laugh and be entertained by a talented group of dedicated performers," he said. "It's just a funny, well written play."

"Mama" is a fusion of Dixie charm and clever dialogue, directed by Scott Mohon, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.

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