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
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
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
" 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