Tickets, auditions available for local play

Published 11:34 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tickets for the 2013 spring season of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” go on sale today at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge or by calling 334-735-3125.

Dates for “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” at the We Piddle Around Theater in downtown Brundidge are April 6 (private performance), 11, 12 and 13 and April 18, 19, and 20. Tickets are $25 and include the pre-show, a full country supper served family style and the award-winning, two-act original folklife play.

Johnny Steed, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society, said “Come Home” is beginning its 12th year as Alabama’s Official Folklife Play and each season brings new excitement and energy to the play.

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“‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’ is set during the Great Depression when times were hard for everybody,” Steed said. “‘Come Home’ is an original folklife play and tells the stories of those who lived Hard Times. People found the humor in their situations but they also experienced the pain and suffering of the Great Depression. With ‘Come Home,’ we tell both side of Hard Times with original stories and old-time music.

Steed said the 40-member cast of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” has welcomed Ursula Bryant and Jenny Meadows as co-directors for the spring season.

“Ursula has been our music director for several season and she will be a huge asset as co-director,” Steed said.

“Jenny is a hometown product so she already knows the stories. She is a Troy University theater major and has a wealth of experience to draw from. We are excited to have them both.”

The Benton Brothers & Company have been the featured pre-show entertainment for three years and are welcomed back again for 2013.

“Not only are the Benton Brothers, Alex and Lee, and Tim Ellis and Gene Fortune part of the play, there are part of all that we do in Brundidge in the area of folklife presentations,” Steed said. “We are proud to have them back.”

Steed said practice got underway last week for the spring performances and there are openings for several women’s roles.

Auditions for those parts will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, March11 at the We Piddle Around Theater.

“We invite all women who would like to be part of ‘Come Home’ to come and audition,” Steed said.

The We Piddle Around ticket office at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Telephone calls made at other times will be returned. Please leave requested number and dates for tickets.