Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm

...after they've been to Second Samuel, GA!

Here we are! The citizenry of 2nd Samuel, along with a few interesting four-legged characters from Jimbo's farm. And the temperature out there was only about 99, maybe 100. But we were an intrepid and undaunted bunch, determined to get one good picture for our beloved director, Nell Richardson. And, did I mention the biting goat?

And here are the ladies from the Change Your Life Hair and Beauty Emporium, listening as that sweet little gentleman, B Flat, pitches a fit.

This is the local watering hole of Second Samuel, GA, known as The Bait and Brew.

Second Samuel, a play by Pamela Parker, is set in a small town in Georgia, just after the end of World War II. The story begins as the town mourns the death of one of their most beloved citizens, Miss Gertrude. She's that tall lady who taught piano lessons. But after her death, certain secrets are revealed and turmoil ensues!

It was my pleasure and privilege to be among the cast of this excellent story that ended with the advice: Just love one another. And, as U.S. so wisely stated, "It's not our place to judge, now is it?"

Just love one another.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Starring Ramey Channell as "Ruby"

Second Samuel, a southern comedy by Pamela Parker, will be presented at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, located on Montevallo Road in Leeds, Alabama, the first two week-ends of June. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, June 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM. Matinee performances will be Sundays, June 5 and 12, at 2:30 PM.

This very popular Pulitzer-nominated play, set in a small Georgia town in the late 1940s, is brimful of laughter, with a smattering of tears and a few surprises as well. As the play opens, it is summertime and the town folk are preparing for the funeral of Miss Gertrude, one of their most beloved citizens. But the serenity in this sleepy rural town is suddenly shattered when dark secrets are revealed, causing discord, debate and astonishment in Second Samuel, GA.

And, you get to see me in my acting debut, more or less, portraying Ruby, an employee of The Change Your Life, Hair and Beauty Emporium, along with an impressive cast of accomplished performers who know what they're doing.

Tickets are $15 and include hors d'oeuvres and beverage during intermission. Reservations are highly recommended: 205-699-2404