SYNOPSIS: Corn Cob County faces a crisis that threatens their livelihood. The town’s favorite young couple, Maizy and Beau, have known they belong together since childhood but interrupt their nuptials to save their small town. Maizy leaves her sweetheart for the big city (Tampa, Florida) in hopes of finding someone who can help. A local con man, Gordy, takes advantage of her naivete, and seeing a chance to solve a little financial problem of his own, follows Maizy back, conveniently capturing her heart along the way. It’s a hoe-down with puns and non-stop jokes, leading up to its raucous conclusion.
LANGUAGE: There are colorful Southern expressions which would be considered mild oaths by some, but are pretty tame, especially when sung. There are puns and innuendos that will likely go over the heads of young children who might very much enjoy the singing and dancing.
SMOKING AND DRINKING: Set in the south, moonshine whiskey is a staple at every event. In an effort to get Gordy to fess up to his con, during his bachelor party the night before his wedding to Maizy, the townspeople succeed in getting him drunk… and talking.
SEX: None, though it is alluded in a demure manner.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? The play’s avalanche of puns and innuendo may give some audience members pause. Teens and older should enjoy.
RATING: If it were a movie, Shucked might be rated “PG-13.”