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Walk-Ons Inc. is "alive and kicking and still intends to produce good theater," says a flyer announcing its first production after the closing, earlier this year, of the Center Stage Theater space it shared with Theater 138.

Going back to its gypsy mode, Walk-Ons is also reviving one of its early traditions. Beginning in 1978, the company annually presented a "Christmas Showcase" - one evening of free entertainment as a way of thanking their friends and patrons for their support.So, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., Walk-Ons will present a free performance of James McLure's one-act play, "Laundry and Bourbon," starring Jayne Luke, Marsha Miller and Myra Robbins.

It's being directed by Brent Mugaas and will be staged in the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane (First South and University Street.)

There will be a reception following the play.

Luke, who has served as artistic director for Walk-Ons, said "Laundry and Bourbon" was written by McLure as a companion piece to another one-act play entitled "Lone Star," which, in contrast, has three men in the cast, two of whom portray husbands of women in the "Laundry and Bourbon" cast.

Luke said that the "Laundry" production has the three women sitting on the back porch of one of the women's home in the small town of Maynard in southern Texas. They grew up together and graduated from high school at the same time, and - while they're sorting laundry (and imbibing) - they discuss their lives and relationships, and the relationships with the men in their lives.

The play takes place in the late 1970s and was originally produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.