FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP
NOW IN REHEARSAL
FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP by Ron Osborne is a wonderful play that will delight everyone who sees it. It features six women, set in rural Tennessee. The show opens during World War II, as the church is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary. The women are rolling bandages for the troops overseas and talking…. and talking. They talk about their lives, their husbands, their sons, their dreams. All their stories are as new as if they were spoken this afternoon. And they are often as funny as your “off the record” conversations with your best friends. After intermission, things have changed. It is 25 years later — the 100th anniversary of First Baptist of Ivy Gap. War is still going on, this time in an obscure little country in Southeast Asia. And the six women are still talking, and laughing. They are 25 years older. Some have moved away, and some haven’t moved an inch….in many ways. But they can still laugh, and love, and sing some old songs… with new words.
Director Stan O’Kelley says of the play and his cast: It can happen as rarely as once in a lifetime, just once….when there comes a play, a performance, a moment on stage, or behind stage, on the sound board, or running lights, or in the audience, when you can sense the electrified air, the beat of it, the taste, the sound, the sheer rightness of the moment, the truth of the story….and you know in your soul….”I just experienced something wonderful!”
First Baptist of Ivy Gap will be be performed June 8, 9, 10, 17, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. The Sunday shows are at 2 PM and all others are at 7:30. To look at available seating and order tickets, click here
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PRESENTING OUR 2018 MAIN STAGE SEASON
DEATH BY DESIGN
by Rob Urbanati
APRIL 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a funny tribute to the classic, witty English murder mystery. A playwright, his wife and numerous unexpected guests arrive at a country house. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime.
FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP
by Ron Osborne
JUNE 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
A wonderful play about six strong and resourceful mountain women. Very funny, mostly because it relies on deep human emotions to bring forth the humor. Six of the most wonderful characters you’ll ever see – tasty comfort for the playgoer’s soul.
THE SECOND TIME AROUND
by Henry Denker
SEPTEMBER 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Senior Citizens Samuel and Laura, a widower and a widow, strike up a love affair. When they announce plans to live together without marrying so they can keep all their social security benefits, their children hit the ceiling. Samuel and Laura’s uptight kids, and THEIR kids and spouses are an assortment of rather neurotic characters. The story is one that many of our audience will see as a familiar and hilarious. All ends well for the elderly twosome, but not before the entire second generation is in nervous fits.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Philip Grecian
based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story”
NOVEMBER 23, 24, 25, 30 AND DECEMBER 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
Join us for the wonderful familiar play, based closely on the movie and story by Jean Shepherd, that has brought joy to families for years. Remember the Bumpus hounds, The Lamp ( a MAJOR AWARD), the neighborhood bullies, and most of all….”You’ll shoot your eye out!” Everything we love about A Christmas Story, brought to you on stage by your Tater Patch Players.