The Edom Civic Theatre will present ‚ÄúSouthern Hospitality,‚ÄĚ the third play in a trilogy of the Futrelle Sisters and their beloved town of Fayro, Texas.¬†
ECT began its 17th season with ‚ÄúDearly Beloved‚ÄĚ and continued with ‚ÄúChristmas Belles,‚ÄĚ both to capacity crowds.
¬†As ‚ÄúSouthern Hospitality‚ÄĚ begins, it is apparent that Fayro, Texas, is in dire straits with businesses closing and people moving out¬†in droves.¬†¬†When the Chamber of Commerce president, Honey Raye Futrelle, is contacted by a firm wanting to move to Fayro, she gets busy planning a Fayro Days celebration.¬†
Senora Caliente wants to relocate her salsa factory, so the town moves into action to make a good impression. There is to be a beauty show and talent competition, a petting zoo and a Civil War Battle re-enactment.¬†
¬†Cast members reprising their roles are Lee Shults as Geneva, Jim Tindall as Dub, Eddie Pirtle as Deputy John Curtis, Texas Desselles as Justin, Lloyd Smith as Raynerd, Jamie Shults as Rhonda Lynn, Linda Parker-Rollins as Honey Raye, Mary Ann Garrett as Twink, Vickie Tindall as Frankie and Gracie Harmon as GJ.¬† New characters are played by Diann Desselles, Judy Griffin and Robert Viana.
¬†Eric Shults and Mike Mattox are in charge of lights and sound, Martha Bell is stage manager, Max Scott is hospitality chair, and Sheila Fulford is the house manager.¬† Mary Scott directs the two-act play.
¬†‚ÄúSouthern Hospitality‚ÄĚ runs Nov. 15 to 16 at the Edom Community Center off Farm-to-Market Road 279 in downtown Edom.¬† Tickets are $10 for nonsubscribers and $8 for seniors and students. All seats are reserved.¬† For reservations,¬†contact Sheila Fulford at Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-526-9334.