The ever-popular Church Basement Ladies are back with an original production at Theatre L'Homme Dieu, and extra shows on Aug. 10-11 have been added to the half-dozen that were originally scheduled.
The seventh installment in the series is "You Smell Barn," and it celebrates rural life outside their kitchens in the 1950s. Once the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied and the Jello molds are put away, the women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles and get on with their daily chores of picking eggs and milking cows. They also run into other folks such as: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.
Five 7:30 p.m. performances from Tuesday-Saturday, Aug. 6-10, sold out quickly. Two matinees were added, at 1:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11. The production is sponsored by the Scandinavian Gift Shop.
In addition, Friday, Aug. 9 is one of the theater's Food Truck Fridays. It runs from 5-7 p.m. with outdoor seating, and no show ticket is required to take part in the food and drinks that will be available.