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‘Come Home’ tickets on sale Wednesday

The 2009 spring production of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” will go on sale at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Rue’s Antiques in Brundidge.

Tickets may be purchased on-site or by calling 334-735-3125. Play dates are March 24, 26, 27, 28 and 31 and April 2, 3 and 4.

The original folklife play is set during the Great Depression.

Rue Botts, ticket chair, said the play committee is holding true to the philosophy of Hard Times.

“Back then people had to ‘make do’ and that’s what we are doing,” Botts said. “We are ‘making do’ and keeping our ticket prices just as they have been, at $25. I just don’t think that you can getter a better deal than what we offer.”

The ticket includes the pre-show music, a full country-style supper and dessert and the two-act play.

The play, which was the recipient of the 2008 Governor’s Tourism Award, is in its 15 season and features a cast of 44 “locals,” ages 8 to 80-something who tell the stories of real-life characters who milled during the days of the Great Depression and “strowed” around stories that have endured with time.

Bryant Stokes and Megan King, members of the Troy University Collegiate Singers, are former cast members of “Come Home.” Both said the experience of being a part of the play encouraged them in the performing arts and is an experience they will always treasure and

“For me, it was the first time being on stage in a production like that,” Stokes of Troy said.

“It was an opportunity for me to learn more about the history of our area. It was a unique theater experience and one that I will always treasure.”

King, of Ariton, was a member of the cast for about five years and it was her first opportunity to be a part of community theater.

“Coming from a small town, it was a real opportunity for me and I gained a lot of experience,” she said. “I became a part of a wonderful group of people who became my second family.”

Both Stokes and King said the next best thing to being “in” the play is being “at home at suppertime.”

“We highly recommend “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” they said.