Folklife’s twelfth opening season a success

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The curtain came down Saturday night on the 23rd season of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” at the We Piddle Around Theater.

The opening season of the folklife’s 12th year was a great success, said Les Jackson, chair of the theater committee.

“We had a very good season in every way,” Jackson said. “We had responsive audiences for all seven performances. We appreciate the enthusiastic support of the audiences. Without them, we couldn’t be doing anything.”

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Jackson said the audiences were a good mix of newcomers to the We Piddle Around Theater and return “supper” guests.

“Many of those who ‘came home at suppertime’ said they wanted to bring their mothers or uncles or someone to see the play,” Jackson said. “Then, there are those who keep coming back for the second, third or more times. They say that the play is like coming home. And it is good to be ‘at home at suppertime.’”

Jackson said the cast takes pride in the fact that people say they don’t feel like they have been to a play.

“The say coming to the We Piddle Around Theater is like coming to visit with family and friends,” he said. “And, we don’t think of ourselves as actors, just people who tell stories.

“So many people say that it’s hard to believe that there’s this much talent around here. We appreciate the commitment of time and talent that our cast and crew make to ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime.’”

The next performances of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” will be during the first two weeks in November.

Other 2013 events at the We Piddle Around Theater will include the June Buggin’ Ladies Luncheon on June 13 featuring Suzie “Mama” Whaples, a storyteller from the mountains of West Virginia and the Chili Country Christmas on Dec. 5 and 6, featuring Donald Davis, the “Dean of Storytelling.”

For more information, visit the sponsoring Brundidge Historical Society’s website at or