Edom Civic Theatre celebrates 17th season with banquet

Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 16:57 - Written by Special to the Tyler Paper

Edom Civic Theatre celebrated its 17th season with an awards banquet at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler.

Honored with “Edey” awards were Jim Tindall, Best Actor, for his role as Dub Dubberly in “Southern Hospitality” and Linda Parker-Rollins was named Best Actress for her role as Honey Rae Futrelle.

Other awards for “Southern Hospitality” went to Judy Griffin Best Supporting Actress, Lloyd Smith Best Minor Role/Male, and Mary Scott for Best Director.

“Dearly Beloved” (co-directed by Mary Scott and Lee Shults) awards were given to Eddie Pirtle, Best Supporting Actor; Glenda Penn, Best Minor Role/Female; and Texas Desselles, Best Youth Actor.

“Christmas Belles” (directed by Mary Scott) award was given to Jamie Shults for Best Newcomer. Bill and Barbara Benson were presented with the Edey for Best All Around Supporters.

Edom Civic Theater began its 2014 season with “The Red Velvet Cake War” directed by Lee Shults and continues with “Ledge, Ledger and the Legend” a dinner theater/one-act play in May directed by Robert Viana.

In June ECT will stage the Musical Patriotic/Gospel Review directed by Eddie Pirtle and in November “Smoke on the Mountain” directed by Mary Scott.

Edom Civic Theatre officers are Mary Scott, president; Eddie Pirtle, vice president; Robert Viana, secretary/treasurer; and trustees Polly Martin, Sherry Parker and James McGehee; photos, Linda Parker-Rollins; Edey Chair, Mary Ann Garrett; and Lee Shults Pub-licity/Reservations.

James Wages, Elvis impersonator, provided the entertainment.