Pump Boys & Dinettes


January 17-20, 24-27, 31 & February 1-3, 2002


Community Players Theatre


The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes: Prudie and Rhetta Cupp run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.

Conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann

Historian’s Corner

Players began the new year with the contemporary musical “Pump Boys & Dinettes.” The show was actually a musical revue, not a standard book musical. The show was fun and lively. It had a small cast and a country band onstage. The show also involved the audiences. Numbers were handed out to the audience as they took their seats. A homemade baked pie was given out to the lucky winner, and then at intermission another lucky number won for the winner their very own car air freshener in one of three varieties. Local celebrities such as Twin City Mayors, School Superintendents, Fire and Police Chiefs, radio and television personalities all had their photos taken with the girls of the Double Cup Diner on Highway 57. These celebrities were displayed in the lobby. The show was well-reviewed and received by both the critic and the audiences who left the theatre having enjoyed their stop at the Double Cup Dinette on Highway 57.