Folklife play holding auditions

Published 8:05 pm Friday, February 14, 2014

The Brundidge Historical Society will hold auditions for the spring production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” from 3 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the We Piddle Around Theater in downtown Brundidge.

Les Jackson, chair of the play committee, said the committee and cast are excited to welcome Wayne Duckworth as the director of the 25th season of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play.

“Many people know Wayne as the choral director at Pike County High School,” Jackson said. “He has a strong background in theater and choral music. We are excited and honored to have someone with his talent and experience direct “Come Home, It’s Suppertime.”

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Duckworth will conduct the auditions for both cast members and musicians.

Jackson said most of the cast members from the fall production of the folklife play will return, however, parts are available for boys and girls ages eight through the mid-teens.

“Our greatest need is for choir members and musicians,” Jackson said. “We need both male and female choir members and soloists. We would like to have musicians who play the harmonica, the fiddle, mandolin, banjo – any of the acoustic instruments.”

Jackson said “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” attracts people from all across Alabama and beyond its borders.

“The play is a good opportunity to share your talents as we tell the story of the rural South during the Great Depressing,” Jackson said. “It’s a very rewarding experience and we always welcome new members into the ‘family.’”

The dates for the spring production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” are April 3, 4 and 5 and 10, 11 and 12.

Tickets go on sale March 5 at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge or by calling 334-735-3125 or 334-685-5524.

Tickets remain $25 and include the pre-show, a country supper served family style and the award-winning, two-act folklife play.