Tickets on sale for ‘Come Home it’s Suppertime’

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the fall production of Alabama’s Official Folk Life Play,

“Come Home, It’s Suppertime” at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.

Play dates are November 7, 8 & 9 and 14, 15 & 16.

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Tickets are $25 and include the pre-show, a full country supper with dessert and

the award-winning, original two-act folk life play.

For tickets call 334-685-5524.

Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, producer of the folk life play, said “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” is in its 18 year of production and this year is uniquely special.

“This is Alabama’ bicentennial year and our folk life play is set during one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history and in Alabama’s,” Bowden said. “The Great Depression’s impact on Alabama lasted throughout the 1930s and, for many, into the early 1940s and that was longer than the nation as a whole.”

Bowden said during the Depression people had to depend on each in an effort to make it through the hard times.

“Our folk life play takes a hard look at the Great Depression era,” he said. “It tells the story of hard times and those who lived them. It’s humorous and heartfelt. The stories are all true as told by those who lived them right here in our community.”

Bowden said many of those who come the folk life play will remember hard times or stories of those times that bound together people from all walks of life. Some will come who know little about the Great Depression but, if they listen closely to the heart of the play, they will have a better understanding of hard times and those who endured them.”

Bowden said those who endured and survived the Great Depression, did, as is revealed in the play, turned their hands to work and their hearts to God.

And that same work ethic has sustained Alabama and its people for 200 years.