It begins just like those stories your Southern granny used to tell you--soft, slow, and seemingly meandering--but don't let the quiet start fool you. Arlene Hutton's "See Rock City" is one Appalachian tale that is sure to 'grab aholt to you.'
Raleigh and May, newly weds just returned from honeymooning in the last days of WWII, are both charming--sweet without being coy, and funny without being caricatures. Not that there aren't some delicious stereotypes in the play, particularly the dueling mother-in-laws who sit on the front porch and pretend to be civil with each other. The result is a play not unlike those tarty mother-in-laws: it wins you over with its sweet nostalgia and good feelings, while delivering a pretty mean ole punch. But stay tuned, this isn't just a play about "the good old days." Yes, you will laugh, and you may cry but you will certainly be challenged by relevant issues.
And that sweet, slow, meandering beginning? Every one of those rabbit trails tucks neatly--powerfully--back into the plot, and serves as a lesson in and of itself, a lesson to sit quietly and enjoy the rambling scenery, because everything, everything, is valuable in this mixed-up war-torn world. (Stephanie Young)
Evenings ~ August 1-3: Dinner 6:00 p.m. ~ Play 7:30 p.m.
Matinee ~ Sunday, August 4 (NO Dinner) ~ Play 2:30 p.m.
No Refunds ~ Group Rates Available 45 Days in Advance
for ticket policies and info about upcoming productions.
Presented by the Tourism Council of Bullock County
Directed by Kathryn Adams Wood
The Red Door Theatre**December 5 - 8, 2013
Set in 1935 high in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, this gentle, tender family show for the holiday season is one audiences flock to see year after year.
Papa Jenkins, known throughout the hills as "Grins," is a man whose guitar playing and singing is known far and wide. When heartbreak devastates his family, his five irrepressible children prepare Christmas morning surprises that rescue their beloved Papa from the depths of despair. It is a magical tale of family love that is as heartwarming as it is funny.
Evening performances at 7:30 with preceding dinners at 6 pm are offered December 5, 6, and 7, 2013. Matinees are offered on Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 pm and Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm. Dinner reservations are $15 and play tickets are $15. No refunds are available - ticket exchanges and group rates are available. Please visit www.reddoortheatre.org
for ticket policies and information about upcoming productions. Contact the Tourism Council at 334.738.8687 for tickets. AmeriFirst Bank is the 2013 Premier Sponsor of the Red Door Theatre.