New director leads ‘Come Home’

Published 10:11 pm Friday, October 1, 2010

When the curtain comes up on the fall production of Alabama’s official folk life play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime, at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge, it will be under the direction of Wes Tomlin, a talented and seasoned director.

Tomlin, an Ozark native and Troy University graduate, worked in the business world in Atlanta for nine years before returning home two years ago.

He has performed in community theater, musicals and Christmas productions as well directing student and community productions.

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Tomlin will be familiar to those who attended the recent production of “Smoke on the Mountain” at the Performing Arts Theater in Ozark. He played the role of the preacher.

“I’ve seen ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’ and I’m one of its many fans,” Tomlin said. “I’m excited to be in Brundidge and it’s an honor for me to be a part of the folk life play. I’m looking forward to opening night and the fall season.”

Tickets for the fall production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” will go on sale at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Rue’s Antiques in downtown Brundidge or by calling 334-735-3125.

Play dates are Nov. 2, 4, 5 and 6 and 9, 11, 12 & 13. Tickets are $25 each and include the preshow music, a country supper and the award-winning, original folk life play.

Rue Botts, ticket chair, said tickets will remain on sale between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

For more information, call 334-735-3125 during store hours or 334-735-3675 weekends and nights.