Folklife play tickets go on sale today

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” closes out its 13th year with the fall production of the award-winning play at the We Piddle Around Theater in downtown Brundidge.

Play dates are November 6, 7 and 8 and 13, 14 & 15. Tickets are $25 and include pre-show entertainment, a full country supper with dessert and the original, two-act folklife play.

Tickets go on sale today at studio 116 on South Main Street in Brundidge or by calling 372-1001, 685-4424 or 735-3125.

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Les Jackson, play committee chair, said the cast and crew are looking forward to another season of stories and songs that are original to Brundidge but relevant to the rural South.

“If you’re from the South and haven’t been to ‘Come Home,’ then you have missed a replay of your heritage,” Jackson said. “The play is set during the Great Depression era and all of the stories are told as told to us by those who lived back during Hard Times.”

The play tells stories of cotton picking and sitting up with the dead. It tells stories of hog killings and sulling mules, of moonshining on the branch head and tent revivals and dinners on the ground.

“And, we tell the stories believing they are all true, however, we do acknowledge that some of them may be enhanced and a few might be, as we say in the play, downright lies,” Jackson said.

The fall production of ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime, will feature a cast of 42 with ages ranging from six to 80-something.

“Most of our cast members have been with ‘Come Home’ for several seasons and a few for all 26 of them. They are the core of all that we do,” Jackson said.

“And, every season we welcome new cast members and we have some good ones.”