Plans for the concert get Lola and Dude embroiled in the notorious feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. They need the families’ cornfields for the concert. It gives little away to report that Lola and Dude end the feud, stage the concert and discover the dark secret of Lola’s birth.
Slapstick is executed with precision, bad jokes and corny puns elicit the expected groans. Still, it’s hard to understand why director Everett Quinton lets the pace slacken so often. The problem might be in the lapses in the late Charles Ludlum’s script; “Corn” is not one of Ludlum’s major works and if he were alive he might have done some polishing.
Always there to give the show a lift is the lighthearted country score by Virgil Young and appropriately ragtag sets and costumes. Herbold, as Lola Lola, and Randy Lake, as Ruben Hatfield, exhibit particular skill handling their songs. Eureka is strong as the leader of the McCoy clan, especially in her confrontations with Quinton (who looks more and more like Hume Cronyn with each passing year) in the role of Paw Hatfield.