By Laurie Lips,
“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” now running at the Country Dinner Playhouse, is a whole lot of fun. The high-energy, seemingly unsophisticated talent catches you off guard. It’s always appreciated more when you get more than you expect.
From the simple costumes and set, the unassuming North Carolina characters explode to a foot-tapping, fast-paced evening of bargain entertainment. One surprise after another of talent comes out of seven engaging pseudo-unsophisticates. Life at the roadside diner serves up flavors of NASCAR, Pro Wrestling, Grand Ole Opry, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, Jerry Lee Lewis and Myrtle Beach. And although it has little to do with any of these images, it’s an exhilarating evening of country rock.
The Pump Boys, who hang out—and sometimes work—at the gas station, and the Cupp sisters, who run the Double Cupp Diner, weave the tales of their heart with the tales of the town, where the girls are outnumbered by the men three to one. The odds of you liking this production are real good, so shuffle on down and enjoy yourself.
Performances run from May 17 through June 25, and show times are Wednesday through Sunday evenings, with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees.
For tickets and information, call 303-799-1410, or visit [http://www.countryplayhouse.com].