Pump Boys and Dinettes
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.
“Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” The New York Times
“Totally terrific…It is such fun.” The New York Post
“A gasser, with buoyant, earthy humor.” New York Daily News
“Totally delightful.” Newsweek
“When the inevitable “closing time’ comes along, you’ll wish you could stay a while longer.” Christian Science Monitor
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES first appeared at the Colonnades Theatre in New York City on October 1, 1981.