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Old Town Theatre (J. Philip Gibbs, Jr., Centre for the Performing Arts)

1023 12th Street

Huntsville, TX 77340

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"The Lone Star Love Potion (comedy) - ​"Mr. Stancliffe, the owner of a vast fortune, and a two hundred thousand acre Texas ranch has died. His long time butler, Jarvis, and the maid, Melody, along with Mr. Stancliffe’s niece and only living relative Patrice, are there for the reading of the will by the family lawyer, Mr. Oakfield. Strangely, a Miss Tammy-Jo Harper, from the neighboring ranch, has also been invited! As expected, Patrice inherits the estate, with one clause, Jarvis may live out his life on the ranch, and Patrice may not sell it without Jarvis’s permission. After the presentation of the will, a Mary Lou Winston unexpectedly arrives. She is a dowdy ornithologist, (or is she?), who is doing research for her masters on woodpecker preservation. She requests to spend the night at the ranch, as her campsite has been rained out. Jarvis, has one other surprise for Patrice.

Acting on instructions from Mr. Stancliffe, he produces from the safe a formula, and a sample of what appears to be a love potion. Mr. Stancliffe wills 25% of the shares to Patrice, 25% to Michael, and 50% to Jarvis. But this is a love potion with a difference. Made from the bark of the Brazilian walnut tree from "Amazonia," it does not affect the person who drinks it. Rather, this powerful aphrodisiac causes them to give off an almost imperceptible odor, which affects the vomeronasal organ of the opposite sex, with devastating effect.

Can it really work? It has the potential to be worth billions. Before long everyone is testing it with hilarious results. The audience, at first convinced that it works, is then persuaded it doesn’t, and is finally left in doubt about both theories. Through all of this confusion, Michael and Patrice connive to acquire the rights to the love potion from Jarvis, by trading his shares for the forty million dollar ranch. !" (from Samuel French)

Performances will be held November 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30pm; and November 12 & 19 at 2:00pm.

On this page, you may RESERVE OR PRE-PAY for tickets. All tickets may be picked up at the will-call window before the performance (with payment due at pickup for reservations). NOTE: Pre-paid tickets will include a convenience fee for the online payment system.

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Old Town Theatre (J. Philip Gibbs, Jr., Centre for the Performing Arts)

1023 12th Street

Huntsville, TX 77340

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