Tickets for folklife play now on sale

Published 10:06 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tickets for the spring production of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge go sale today at studio 116 on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge or by calling 334-735-3125 or 685-5524.

The Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel has named “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” as one of the “Top 10 Events” for the month of April in its annual “Sweet Home Alabama Vacation Guide and Calendar.”

Play dates are April 3, 4 and 5 and 10, 11 and 12. Tickets are $25 and include the pre-show, a full country supper with dessert and the award-winning, two-act play.

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The spring 2014 season begins the 12th year for the original folklife play that is set during the Great Depression. More than 20,000 people have attended the play that tells the stories of Hard Times and the people who lived them.

Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said having “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” spotlighted in the state tourism publication is good publicity for, not only the folklife play and the We Piddle Around Theater, but also for the community.

“For our folklife play to be recognized by the Department of Tourism is positive publicity for Brundidge,” Ramage said. “Hopefully, the recognition will be an incentive for more people attend the events at the We Piddle Around Theater and to visit our town.”

Ramage said the folklife theater promotes and preserves the heritage of small town, rural America.

“We believe it’s important for our stories to be told and we appreciate that others think it’s important, too.”

Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, said that the “Sweet Home Alabama Vacation Guide and Calendar” is circulated nationwide and in several foreign countries.

“For Brundidge’s folklife play to be selected as a ‘Top 10 Event’ for April is prestigious recognition and brings additional positive recognition to our county,” Sauer said.

“The publication lists events all across the state and many events in Pike County are listed on the calendar, including TroyFest and Pioneer Days. We are very appreciative of the Tourism Department’s efforts to publicize these events.”