Our thoughts... Theater close to home, heart
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.