A Southern Exposure
BY KELLEY KINGSTON-STRAYER
DIRECTED BY TOM SALTER
FEBRUARY 12, 13, 14, 21, & 22 —2015
ALL PERFORMANCES AT 7:30 EXCEPT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, AT 2:30 P.M.
While away an hour or two in a Kentucky kitchen sipping coffee with Callie Belle Hurt's family— Hattie, her bible carrying grandmother with a cast iron will; Ida Mae, a pushy card shark; and Mattie, a wig-wearing, Oprah-watching aunt. Callie Belle is a sweet young thing itching for life outside of her small town. Raised by Hattie, Callie Belle stuns her grandmother and her two eccentric, doting aunts when she announces that she's fallen in love and is moving to New York City. We can all identify with this sincerely southern and comical story about love, sacrifice, and the everlasting bond of family. (Little Fish Theatre)
BY TY ADAMS, ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK BY WADE HALL
DIRECTED BY KATHRYN ADAMS WOOD
APRIL 23, 24, & 25, & MAY 2 & 3 —2015
ALL PERFORMANCES AT 7:30 EXCEPT SUNDAY, MAY 3, AT 2:30 P.M.
An original theatrical production, Conecuh People tells the humorous and poignant story of an Alabama boy's adolescence and two events—one good and one bad—that shaped his life. Filled with characters you knew as a child, this tale is one of family, friends, and community the way they used to be.
Conecuh People was the first play presented at the Red Door and enjoyed a seven-year run. In hiatus since 2010, the Red Door is proud to offer its revival during the 2015 season. It was written by Ty Adams, a Barbour County (AL) native, and adapted from Dr. Wade Hall's collection of oral histories, Conecuh People: Words of Life from the Alabama Black Belt. Hall, who grew up in a small community between Union Springs and Troy, is well-known for his anthology of monologues and other literary works.
The Mystery of Miz Arnette
BY ALAN BAILEY AND
RONNIE CLAIRE EDWARDS
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM HARPER
JULY 30 & 31 AND AUGUST 1, 8, & 9 —2015
ALL PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7:30 EXCEPT SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, AT 2:30 P.M.
The Mystery of Miz Arnette is set in Oklahoma's devastating Dust Bowl. The time is 1934 when Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd along with their gangs roamed the territory. Out of the desolate nowhere arrives Miz Arnette to rent the room that had been advertised and leased four months ago. With the family farm at stake and desperate for the additional income, young Floy Kate strikes a deal and takes in the intriguing stranger that would forever change her life. (Samuel French)
Always a Bridesmaid
BY JESSIE JONES, NICHOLAS HOPE, & JAMIE WOOTEN
DIRECTED BY KIM MASON
DECEMBER 3, 4, 5, 12, & 13 —2015
ALL PERFORMANCES AT 7:30 EXCEPT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, AT 2:30 P.M.
Always a Bridesmaid is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, "Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?" If you've ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a bride's bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo saying "I do," or been forced to wear the world's ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny JONES HOPE WOOTEN comedy is definitely for you…and your dearly beloved! (DPS) Written by the same playwrights who brought you The Hallelujah Girls and Mama Won’t Fly, this might be their funniest play yet!
All productions are presented in the historic Red Door Theatre.
Traditionally, we have only offered a production for a Thursday-Sunday, weekend run.
In 2015, we have expanded to two weekends, giving us the opportunity to increase excitement about a play
and to allow the actors to savor the rewards of their hard work and rehearsals by experiencing
a two-weekend run (this was one of the main reasons we made this decision, and the actors are quite excited - so are we!).
Each evening performance (the first weekend only) is accompanied by a seated dinner
at a charming nearby venue (reservations required).
Sunday matinees are offered to those who prefer daytime outings.
Overnight accommodations are available at local country lodges.
PLAY/$15 ~ DINNER/$15 ~ OVERNIGHT WITH BREAKFAST FOR 2/$125-150
SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS—4 PLAYS—ARE AVAILABLE FOR $90-$120
NEW THIS YEAR!
Your choice of reserved seating tickets for an evening performance with accompanying dinner the first weekend for $120
choose to attend any performance either weekend without having dinner for only $90.
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