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The Covington News - - Opinion how about on my terms? not just their faul -

For peo­ple who love the the­ater, the talk at their so­cial gath­er­ings is that it is a darn shame you have to take the long drive to the At­lanta area to be prop­erly en­ter­tained.

In ad­di­tion to the in­con­ve­nience of the drive, the cost of tick­ets is what our par­ents used to put down in the old days in or­der to buy a house.

When our new down­town civic cen­ter is built, we will have a place to go to be en­ter­tained.

In the mean­time, there is a gem of a place right here in our lo­cal area. The So­cial Cir­cle The­ater is without a doubt one of the finest venues for com­mu­nity the­ater in Ge­or­gia. The the­ater is gift of the Stan­dridge fam­ily and is main­tained by gen­er­ous do­na­tions of pa­trons and vol­un­teers.

For the ninth sea­son the the­ater play­ers are pre­sent­ing a play de­pict­ing the fam­ily life of the So­cial Cir­cle and sur­round­ing county ar­eas. In­cluded in this year’s pre­sen­ta­tion, which is ably writ­ten and di­rected by Sue Lee, are real sto­ries about the So­cial Cir­cle Me­te­orite, the life around the old mill and a story about Louise Fowler of Cov­ing­ton, who is a renowned ten­nis cham­pion.

The play it­self is kind of hokie, but hokie in the finest way. The play­ers, who are your neigh­bors, sing and dance their hearts out.

If you go to this fi­nal week­end per­for­mance, you will feel part of the play it­self as you smile, cry and re­joice re­liv­ing the good old days when times were tough, fam­i­lies were tight and there was al­ways the op­por­tu­nity for a bet­ter to­mor­row.

If you wish to spend a great evening or af­ter­noon at the the­ater, the fi­nal per­for­mances of “ Sto­ries from the Well: Start­ing All Over Again” are at 4 p. m. and 7 p. m. Sept. 27 and 4 p. m. Sept. 28. The tick­ets are only $ 10. Call ( 770) 464- 2269 or e- mail the­ater man­ager Tera Du­vall at www. so­cial­cir­clethe­ater. com.

If you go, be pre­pared to go home with a big smile on your face and a fond re­mem­brance of days past.

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