Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, three of the most widely-produced comedic playwrights in America, arrived in Little Rock on Thursday, April 14, where they met with the cast and crew of the Community Theatre of Little Rock in celebration of their play, “Til Beth Do Us Part,” which runs May 13-29.
Jones, Hope and Wooten have written such plays as, “Dearly Beloved,” “Christmas Belles,” “Southern Hospitality,” “The Dixie Swim Club,” “The Hallelujah Girls,” and “Til Beth Do Us Part.” Their newest comedies include “The Red Velvet Cake War,” and “Dashing Through The Snow.”
In a short speech at CIAO‘s Resturant in Downtown Little Rock, Jones told the cast and crew that she was pleased the community theatre was sustaining in these difficult economic times. She said the community theatre is in her heart and that she is very happy to have the work performed by such talented individuals.
Jones, who recently finished with a dental procedure, is healing nicely. The trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten will be in town throughout the weekend. She said with a beautiful smile that they plan to visit Murray’s Dinner Playhouse tomorrow night.
Eric Harrison, of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, was also present at the dinner. Arkansas Free Press was pleased to meet up with him.
About Jones, Hope and Wooten
Jessie Jones co-authored the award-winning classic, Southern-fried funeral comedy, DEARLY DEPARTED, and its feature film adaptation, “Kingdom Come,” which was released by Fox Searchlight Films.
Nicholas Hope was Director of Casting for Theatre Communications Group in New York, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and ABC Television in New York and Los Angeles.
Jamie Wooten spent many seasons with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia as a writer/producer on the classic television series “The Golden Girls.”
According to their career stats, they have more than 1,200 productions and over 10,000 performances under their belt and have entertained more than 1,000,000 theatergoers in 49 states across America and in Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia, Mexico, The Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom!
Cast, Crew, and Board Members with Playwrights: Jones, Hope, and Wooten