Back Alley Theatre Assembling Next Production

To be called a force of nature means that one is full of energy, unstoppable or unforgettable.  The same can be said for Farce of Nature, the laugh-out-loud farce written by Nicholas Hope, Jessie Jones, and Jamie Wooten.  The hilarious romp will soon be playing out at the BackAlley Community Theatre.  It takes place inside the lobby of an old fishing and hunting lodge in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas (or Mississippi?) to borrow a common line from the show.  What makes Farce of Nature a force is the ensemble cast of six well-known actors and three new actors to the Back Alley stage.

Many of you will remember Lauren Schexnayder  as Sammy Jo, in last fall’s production of Southern Fried Funeral, and also last year’s The Outsider.  Lauren is a member of Cornerstone Ministry Cowboy Church in Logansport, where she operates the sound system.  Lauren lives in Logansport with her husband, Chris, and six-year-old son, Grayson.  She teaches at Mansfield Elementary and graduated from LSU-Shreveport in elementary education.  In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family.

We are all thrilled to have Abby Nally return to the BackAlley Stage after a long absence.  She was in our production of the Hallelujah Girls in an earlier season.  Abby was raised in Stanley, and recently moved back after spending the last seven years in Raleigh, North Carolina. While in NC, she met and married Patrick Nally, and “somehow convinced that northern boy to move back this year.”  Abby is a teller with Community Bank.  In her spare time, she enjoys board games, time with family, and running–hoping to one day run in a marathon.  

Other cast members include Patrick Nally, Hunter Tuck, Bridget Flanders, Lance Ray, Ethan Springer, Lisa Duty, and Debbie Carr. Director is Terry Sparks and Stage Manager is Debbie Carr.

You do not want to miss this comedy. Box Office opens and tickets go on sell Monday, July 11. Reservations are required and you may reserve your seat by calling our box office at 318-461-0202 or through our website We will confirm your reservation during our box office hours beginning July 11, Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Farce of Nature is our sixth production of this season, and it will replace Smoke on the Mountain. If you are a current season ticket holder, your season ticket will be honored for this play. Otherwise, tickets are $15 each. Dates for Farce of Nature are Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6 @ 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 7 @ 2:00 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 11, 12, and 13 @ 7:00 p.m. Sodas and water are $1.00, and coffee, popcorn, and cookies are provided through contributions from our patrons.


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