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"COME HOME, IT'S SUPPERTIME"

            Alabama's Official Folk Life Play


OH, THE STORIES WE HAVE TO TELL!

Perhaps youıve heard your grandma tell stories about sittin' up with the dead, beatin' the blackberry bushes to run off snakes or meetin' the rollin' store. Maybe youıve heard your grandpa talk about hog killin' time, fightin' the demons of the cotton field, plowinı behind a stubborn mule or makin' moonshine whiskey. Well, when you "Come Home" to supper at the We Piddle Around Theater, you can pull up a chair, grab a chicken leg and sweet tater and listen to a bushel of stories and tap your toes to the music Till theyıre just about too tired to walk you on home.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR STORY FOLKS

The stories told in "Come Home, It's Suppertime" are 100 percent true and performed as told by real-life characters who milled around our hometown during the days of the Great Depression and strowed around stories that have endured with time.  The characters in "Come Home" are composite characters - a little of one and a bit of another so they mix and blend to tell the story the rural South during "Hard Times." These are their stories - shared so they might be carried in your minds and hearts, as in ours.

KIND WORDS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE "PIDDLED AROUND" AT SUPPERTIME

When I walked through the door of the "We Piddle Around Theater" I knew immediately that I was going to experience something unique and something very special.
The characters on stage, the stories, the music - everything was lovingly done. It was funny; it was sad; it was poignant; it was filled with local color. I just felt proud to be in the midst of people who seemed to be enjoying what they were doing. "Come Home, It's Suppertime" is like basking in the mirror of the community where we have grown up - where generations have come and gone. It is a wonderful sense of being connected - the thread of history of who we are. What a wonderful, warm experience it was to be at home at suppertime.

Dr. David Dye
Veteran director of theater at Troy University


"Come Home, Itıs Suppertime" is a wonderful way to portray our past. It brought back so many memories. The balance between humor and the serious side of life was excellent. I laughed and I was brought to tears. The people on stage who brought the stories to life were truly amazing. They are real people, playing themselves. I was amazed at the talent. I donıt think that the people involved know how good it really is. I hope the community realizes what a real treasure they have.
Dr. John M. Long, famed director of bands at Troy State University and a 24-year member of the state historical commission.


" Come Home, It's Suppertime" is a wonderful production. The characters, costumes, music and dialogue captured the essence of Southern rural life  of a bygone era. The superb acting, the songs and rib tickling humor were most enjoyable. What a lovely evening.


Senator Parvatee Anmolsingh-Mahabir
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago