Auditions scheduled for ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Brundidge Historical Society is gearing up for the fall production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” which is Alabama’s Official Folklife Play at the We Piddle Around Theater.
The fall performances will be Nov. 8, 9 and 10 and 15, 16 and 17.

Johnny Steed, chair of the folklife play committee, said each season offers opportunities for those who would like to be involved in community theater, either on stage or behind the scenes.

“We have a large group of returning ‘veterans’ of ‘Come Home’ and we appreciate their continue commitment to what we believe is a very worthwhile contribution of time and talent to the community,” Steed said. “We also have several roles that must be re-cast for the fall.”

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Steed said that auditions will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.

“You don’t have to have any acting experience to be one of us,” Steed said. “We don’t think of ourselves as actors, just storytellers. We’re just ordinary, everyday folks.”
Steed said that, in itself, is part of the charm of “Come Home.”

“So many people tell us that they don’t leave the We Piddle Around Theater feeling like they’ve been to a play,” Steed said. “They feel like they’d just been sitting around visiting with home folks. That’s the best compliment we could get.”

The roles that are open for the fall season of “Come Home” include two older males, two middle age women (one with singing ability), boys and girls ages six to 10 and two older girls – late teens to young adult.

Those who would like to be a part of “Come Home” as singers are invited to come to the auditions.

There are also opportunities to work with props, sets, and costumes. Those who are interested in those areas are also invited to the auditions.

“We invite all of those who are interested in being a part of any aspect of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” to come to the auditions,” Steed said. “We like to think of our cast, musicians and crew as family and we always welcome folks home.”

“Come Home, It’s Suppertime” was the recipient of the 2008 Governor’s Tourism Award and has been recognized by other organizations, including the Troy Arts Council and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, for its contribution to community theater in Pike County.

The play is in its 12th season and has played to more than 20,000 people from 14 states and four foreign countries.