THE RED DOOR THEATRE PRESENTS “A SOUTHERN EXPOSURE”

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“If you can make an audience laugh and cry, you are sure to get a standing ovation,” said Tom Salter, award-winning director of “A Southern Exposure.” If this is the case, then the cast of the Red Door Theatre’s first play of 2015 is promised many long and standing ovations for its performance in this very funny, tenderhearted, and uplifting production. Starring four local comedic actors, Sarah Smith, Beth Egan, Betty Hubbard, and Belinda Barto, “A Southern Exposure” will give audiences the opportunity to while away an hour or two in a Kentucky kitchen sipping coffee with Britney Hurt’s family.

Britney, a sweet young thing itching for life outside of her small town, has been raised by Hattie, her bible thumping grandmother with a cast iron will, and her two eccentric, doting aunts, Ida Mae, a pushy card shark, and Mattie, a wig-wearing, Oprah-watching aunt, She stuns her family when she announces that she’s fallen in love and is moving to New York City. We can all identify with this sincerely Southern and comical story about love, sacrifice, and the everlasting bond of family. The play is winner of the renown regional Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights and has been produced in numerous venues across the United States.

Performances at the Red Door are Thursday through Saturday, February 12-14, and the following Saturday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m., with a concluding matinee on Sunday, February 22, at 2:30 p.m. Pre-show, seated dinners (reservations required) at the First United Methodist Church are offered at 6 p.m. prior to the February 12, 13, and 14 performances. Tickets for the play ($15) and dinner ($15) may be obtained by contacting the Tourism Council office at (334) 738-8687 orreddoortheatreusa@gmail.comVisit the Red Door Theatre website, www.reddoortheatre.org, for ticket policies and information about future productions.