Friday, October 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 28 @ 2:00 p.m.

All tickets $20 for this special benefit. Regular pricing doesn't apply. Flex passes not accepted.

Directed by Sue Ellen Gerrells

Have you ever been in a shop, trying something on, and had a perfect stranger strike up a conversation? Women say the darndest things while shopping "Gingy's", the newest consignment shop in town, is having a "soft opening," and you are invited!  Meet her friends and listen to their stories about special moments remembered while they shop. 

South City enters the 2018 Alabama Community Festival with a cutting from Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora & Delia Ephron. This show was a hit last season, so we've chosen it to represent us. Featuring six talented ladies: Lisa Ponder, Martha Summey, Donna Stinson Williamson, Lori Edwards, Rachael Pike, and Robin Rushing. During these 2 special benefit performances, you'll enjoy laughs and tears then indulge in special treats and even an auction!  You never know what South City will do at a festival fundraiser!  Proceeds help defray travel expenses to Tuscaloosa in November! 

Adult audiences. Some material may not be suitable for all.

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DECEMBER 7-16, 2018

Directed by Rachael Pike.

Radio hostesses and society doyennes Vesta Poteet and Dixie Mandrell bring to you the comings and goings of the activities in and around The Luna Del Mar Manufactured Home Oasis and Monkey Empire -- very few of the monkeys are contagious. And what a jumpin' place this trailer park is. There's a visit to Graceland from rovin' reporter Missy Goode (and her unfortunate arrest by the security guards); there's the upcomin' Miss Manatee contest, if forced contestant Mayola Felts can stop eaten' every sweet thing she can get her hands on; there's The Heart of Dixie advice for the lovelorn and addicted -- a subscription to the Gone with the Wind collectors series of plates with Scarlette O'Hara looking like Ernest Borgnine in drag is a dramatic disappointment. The colossal celebration at Luna Del Mar, penicillin capital of central Florida, is Jesus and Elvis; A Tribute to the Kings, a little nativity with some rock n' roll. So it's not the holidays, but in honor of Elvis, a drive-by nativity is planned with headlights to be beamed on the annual tableau -- low headlights, PLEASE! If you think that this kings' tribute runs smoothly, you'll also believe that teased hair is a thing of the past.


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FEBRUARY 1- 10, 2019

Directed by Donna Stinson Williamson

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —The New York Times. “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. AMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —New York Daily News. “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.


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APRIL 5-14, 2019

Directed by Pat Yates

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all. A celebrated success: This play has become one of the most successful and popular plays ever offered to nonprofessionals.


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JUNE 7-16, 2019

Directed by Lisa Ponder

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Freitag family: bachelor Adolph, his widowed sister, Beulah (Boo) Levy, and their also widowed sister-in-law, Reba. Boo is determined to have her dreamy, unpopular daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala's last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. Adolph brings his new assistant, Joe Farkas, home for dinner. Joe is Brooklyn born and bred, and furthermore is of Eastern European heritage —several social rungs below the Freitags, in Beulah's opinion. Lala, however, is charmed by Joe and she hints broadly about being taken to Ballyhoo, but he turns her down. This enrages Boo, and matters get worse when Joe falls for Lala's cousin, Reba's daughter, Sunny, home from Wellesley for Christmas
vacation. Will Boo succeed in snaring Peachy Weil, a member of one of the finest Jewish families in the South? Will Sunny and Joe avoid the land mines of prejudice that stand in their way? Will Lala ever get to Ballyhoo? The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.


Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. "Everything falls into place in this...wonderfully crafted script." —Variety. "Alfred Uhry's charming Broadway comedy (sort of) THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO...has a subtext and undertow of thought. It is a delightful comedy freighted with an uncomfortable message." —New York Post. "Alfred Uhry's achingly beautiful play THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO [is] luminous and powerful. It will most likely find a place in the American canon alongside Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY...Uhry draws his characters with so fine a pen, on such a solid foundation, that the story takes on the sharp poignancy of life." —Los Angeles Times.


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AUGUST 9-18, 2019

Directed by Sue Ellen Gerrells

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.

Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their
lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!

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General $16
Student $13
Senior $13
Groups of 10+ $11
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