Mill Town Players present Southern Comedy – First Baptist of Ivy Gap

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The Mill Town Players will present their production of First Baptist of Ivy Gap beginning this Friday, May 24 – June 9. Pictured (L to R) are: Libby Riggins, DeAnna Gregory. (Photo by Escobar Photography)
The Mill Town Players will present their production of First Baptist of Ivy Gap beginning this Friday, May 24 – June 9. Show will be held Thurs – Sat at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $12, with $10 for seniors, military, and students.
The Poignant Southern Comedy, is about six women who gather at the church to roll bandages and plan the church’s 75th anniversary, during WW11. Overseeing things is Edith, the pastor’s wise-cracking wife who dispenses Red Cross smocks and witty repartee to Luby, whose son is fighting in the Pacific; Mae Ellen, the church’s rebellious organist who wants to quit but hasn’t the courage; Olene, who dreams of a career in Hollywood; Sammy, a shy newcomer with a secret; and Vera, an influential Baptist with a secret of her own. When Luby learns her son has been wounded, she confounds the others by blaming the vulnerable Sammy. Twenty-five years later, our “First Baptist Six” reunite. With humor and pathos, these six very different women find comfort, forgiveness and redemption in each other.
Directed by Christopher Rose, First Baptist of Ivy Gap features Libby Riggins, Fran Eckert, Nancy Burkard, DeAnna Gregory, Alyssa McMillan, and Ryvers Martin.
For more information or tickets visit their website at www.milltownplayers.org or call (864)947-8000.