The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Ed Earl Dodd, the sheriff of Gilbert, Texas, has a relationship of long standing with Miss Mona Stangley, who runs a brothel called the “Chicken Ranch” outside of town. Illegal or not, Earl does not interfere with her business, which has been a fixture in the town for as long as either can remember. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre on June 19, 1978 and ran for 1,584 performances and is best known for the 1982 film adaptation with Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.
SHOW DATES – 8th – 11th May 2019
LODS 2019 production will be directed by Sallie Warrington.
“Utterly charming, lively and genial.”- New York Daily News
“Humorous and good natured.”- New York Post
“A font of fun and friendliness, engagingly rich in regional nostalgia and spiced with delicate bawdry. The country and western score is a delight.” – Time