‘Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping!’ Coming to River Campus

Photo of the cast in "Church Basement Ladies"

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping!” will be performed on the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. on March 29 at Southeast’s River Campus. 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 15, 2011 — “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping!” will bring a night of comedy to Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus on March 29.  This performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall located in the Cultural Arts Center.

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping!” is the sequel to the 2000 hit play “Church Basement Ladies,” a project dedicated to those stalwart women of the church who volunteer to work in the church kitchen – those under-appreciated ladies who cook and arrange the food and coffee for weddings, youth gatherings and pot luck suppers – our mothers, grandmothers, aunts and moms.  These are women-in-charge, women we all know and love, said Bob Cerchio, assistant director of the River Campus.

In this latest version of the ongoing story, the year is 1969, the world is changing, and the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own.  With their heartwarming humor and hilarious antics, “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” takes audiences from high school students being served at the Lutheran League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday.  From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the “House of God.”

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets also may be purchased at all MetroTix outlets, online at MetroTix.com keyword, “Church” or by calling toll-free (800) 293-5949.