South Portland Hot Waters, a group formed to raise money for a new hot tub at the Community Center, will host a benefit showing of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” on May 29 at Portland Players.

Tickets for this special, private performance are $20, and can be purchased at City Hall or at the Community Center. Approximately $100,000 is needed for a new hot tub.

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams and others, the Chicken Ranch thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. However, a crusading do-gooder radio commentator and his conservative audience expose the Chicken Ranch forcing it to shut its doors forever.

With donations from businesses and private citizens, South Portland Hot Waters has raised approximately one-third of the funding required for the new hot tub. While the committee is in the process of pursuing grants and other revenue-generating opportunities, it’s also accepting donations, which can be mailed to: City of South Portland Hot Tub Fund, 25 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine, 04106.


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