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OPRY: A SEMI-MUSICAL TALE OF HONKY TONK LIFESTYLE
by SIMON PLASTER

Honky Tonk, a Texas-size beer joint located in the Oklahoma City stockyards, has the hottest vibe in town. And it gets hotter in the days and nights leading up to the final round of a KaraOkie singing contest. Scores of wannabe country music stars take the stage to "chase that neon rainbow/ live that honky tonk dream."

* V.D. "Moon" Mullins, owner of Honky Tonk and the contest judge, is known to have favored his "pet," Jewel McAdoo, but unfortunately she recently disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

* Orville "Chad" Puckett, Jewel's former duet and hanky panky partner, is nevertheless determined to win the contest ---- and a trip to Dollywood ---- either as a solo performer or with his wife, Opal.

* Eunice "Opal" Puckett, who happens to also be Jewel's envious sister, is equally determined to do whatever it takes to win the contest and trip, but without accompaniment of a duet partner, or husband.

* Meanwhile, a City Councilperson, Gretchen Goode, employs various strategies to rid the stockyards of Honky Tonk and the disreputable lifestyle it fosters. Henrietta, relentless bulldog reporter now working for the WEEKLY Stockyards City SCENE, struggles to make sense of it all, perhaps because ---- as the poet said ---- no good opera can be sensible, for people feeling sensible do not sing.





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