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2013 Season

Opal’s Baby
By John Patrick

February 14-17, 21-23, 2013

This is the third episode in the adventures of the irrepressible Opal Kronkie, the zany and lovable heroine of Everybody Loves Opal and Opal’s Million Dollar Duck. The setting is again Opal’s tumbledown home on the edge of the city dump where Opal has a visitor looking for a tire to fit his 1927 Reo truck. Misguided into thinking that Opal is a rich eccentric, the shifty visitor, Norman, announces (fallaciously) that he too is a Kronkie—and Opal’s long-lost kin. When Norman confides that his daughter-in-law, Verna, is pregnant, Opal decides to leave all her worldly goods to the baby, and the others have to settle for petty thievery while they figure out how to get around their lie. Needless to say, the “plot thickens” hilariously as they do so, but happily, all ends well, at least for Opal, who emerges safe, sound, and ready for whatever may come next.

The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

April 11-14, 18-20, 2013

Five southern women, whose friendship began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and “perfect” life and continues as the group’s leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold onto her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married-over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided just to give in and embrace the chaos. A sweet and eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another through advice and repartee to get through the challenges that life flings at them. This is the story of five unforgettable women; a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2013

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Leading Ladies
By Ken Ludwig

October 17-20, 24-26, 2013

In this hilarious comedy, two down on their luck Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost nephews. They resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. When they arrive, they discover that the relatives aren’t nephews but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound and wait until you meet “Maxine and Stephanie.”

2012 Season

Where There's a Will, There's a Relative
By Roger Karshner

February 16-19, 23-25, 2012

Sam Price, a wealthy entrepreneur, has just recently passed away, and, at his request, has been laid out in his townhouse.  With the corpse in the bedroom, his immediate family (sister, brother, nephew and niece) have gathered to discuss their inheritance, a meeting that descends into acrimony over the division of property.  Much to their chagrin, they learn that Sam has left his entire estate to the church, a discovery that results in them reluctantly seeking the advice of a person they deem to be of unsavory moral character.  His advice seemingly solves their dilemma until they realize that the solution involves compromise.  Many reversals drive a story that comically reveals avarice, mistrust, and chicanery.

The Kitchen Witches
By Caroline Smith

April 12-15, 19-21, 2012

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for over 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches,” the results are flung harder than the food!  Dolly’s long-suffering TV producer son, Stephen, tries to keep them on track; however, as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one-inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle. The show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2012

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

The Education of Angels
By Matthew Carlin

October 18-21, 25-27, 2012

Nick and Jenna are two angels in training who are about to be sent back to Earth for their final exam. The problem is that these two can’t seem to get along, which leads to a pretty competitive situation. When Nick and Jenna return to Earth, they find Dave, a guy who is even more mixed-up than they are.  He is at the church long before he should be on his wedding day, trying to decide whether he should go forward with the wedding.  Throw in a domineering ex-wife and the fact that Dave is the only one that can see the angels (and that he can only see one of them), comedic situations ensue.  There is a serious side to this heartwarming story, though, as we see Nick struggle to understand why he’s back on Earth and perhaps, indeed, why he is an angel in the first place.

2011 Season

Leading Ladies
By Ken Ludwig

February 17-20, 24-26, 2011

In this hilarious comedy, two down on their luck Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost nephews. They resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. When they arrive, they discover that the relatives aren’t nephews but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound and wait until you meet “Maxine and Stephanie.”

Death and Taxes
By Pat Cook

April 7-10, 14-16, 2011

Ever wonder what goes on at a small-town city council meeting? In Hendricks, they’re looking for a murderer. The mayor announces that the meeting will be more like a coroner’s jury than the usual round of arguments. Not only has a man been murdered, but he was an IRS employee. Slowly it becomes apparent that the entire city council had seen the man, and everyone seems to be hiding something. Who murdered the stranger? Was it the sheriff, the newspaper editor, the town doctor, the nosy neighbor, the mayor, the high school drama teacher or a whole host of off-the-wall small-town characters? Maybe you can figure it out.

Always... Patsy Cline
By Ted Swindley

June 16-19, 23-25, 2011

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 2011

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
By Mark Brown

October 13-16, 20-22, 2011

The trial of the century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways, suing Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. One by one, Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s nephew Fred, solicitor and philanthropist Sara Anne Wainwright, and even the ghosts themselves take the witness stand to give their account of the night in question. Who will win? What will the sentence be?

2010 Season

Wedding Belles
By Allan Bailey & Ronnie Claire Edwards

February 18-21, 25-27, 2010

Four garden-club ladies meet a young girl who has come to their little Texas town to marry an infantryman before he ships off for World War II.

The women impulsively decide to throw the girl an elaborate wedding, and their lives and friendships are thrown into turmoil as they race to accomplish the nuptials in one frenzied afternoon.

“Delightful!... Funny and folksy...The ladies light up the stage”

On Golden Pond
By Ernest Thompson

April 15-18, 22-24, 2010

A touching, funny and warmly perceptive love study of a spirited and lovable couple facing their twilight years. This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-fourth year.

He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory -- but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together.

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2010

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Don't Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell
By V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger

October 14-17, 21-23, 2010

In 1939, David O. Selznick stopped production on the movie Gone With the Wind. He hated the script. It had to be rewritten. There was only one writer in Hollywood who could save the day-the legendary Ben Hecht. Selznick, Hecht and director Victor Fleming camp out in Selznick’s office to rewrite the screenplay. To their horror they soon discover that Hecht has never read the book and knows nothing about the characters. Only in Hollywood could something destined to turn out so wrong turn out so right. Fast-paced, funny and mostly true.

2009 Season

Everybody Loves Opal
By John Patrick

February 19-22, 26-28, 2009

Good-hearted Opal Kronkie, a recluse and collector of anything, collects three second-rate crooks as friends who decide she is worth something if they take out insurance on her and then knock her off. Attempted murder has never been funnier.

Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner
By Pat Cook

April 16-19, 23-25, 2009

What does Doc Lomax do with three geriatric sisters, when all they do is sit home and talk to one another —all at the same time? He moves his nurse in as a roomer, and the fun begins. This heartwarming piece, loaded with wisecracks and one-liners keeps the laughter flowing.

Gospel, Bluegrass, and Patsy3
Presented by the Georgia Mountain Players

June 25-28, 2009

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, 2009

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
By Joe Landry

October 15-18, 22-24, 2009

This beloved American holiday Classic comes to life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. A refreshing reconnection of love and redemption.

2008 Season

The Odd Couple
By Neil Simon

February 21-24, 28-March 1, 2008

Foxfire
By Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn

April 17-20, 24-26, 2008

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 14-17, 21-24, 28-31, 2008

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Flaming Idiots
By Tom Rooney

October 16-19, 23-25, 2008

2007 Season

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling

February 15-18, 22-24, 2007

Noises Off
By Michael Frayn

April 19-22, 26-28, 2007

Southern-Fried Gospel, Bluegrass, and Patsy
Presented by the Georgia Mountain Players

June 14-17, 2007

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2007

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Dracula: The Musical?
By Rick Abbot

October 18-21, 25-27, 2007

2006 Season

Opal's Million Dollar Duck
By John Patrick

February 16-19, 23-25, 2006

The Foreigner
By Larry Shue

April 20-23, 27-29, 2006

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 2006

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Sorry! Wrong Chimney!
By Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears

October 12-15, 19-21, 2006

2005 Season

The Sunshine Boys
By Neil Simon

February 17-20, 24-26, 2005

Saving Grace
By Jack Sharkey

April 14-17, 21-23, 2005

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 2005

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Gospel, Bluegrass, and Patsy
Presented by the Georgia Mountain Players

October 27-29, 2005

2004 Season

The 1940's Radio Hour
By Walton Jones

February 2004

The Curious Savage
By John Patrick

April 15-18, 22-24, 2004

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2004

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

Play On!
By Rick Abbot

October 21-24, 28-30, 2004

2003 Season

Tea at the Vortex
By Wendy Webb-Nesheim

February 2003

Rumors
By Neil Simon

April 2003

Smoke on the Mountain
By Alan Bailey and Connie Ray

August 2003

It is Saturday night in 1938 in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of singing and witnessing. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. With more than two dozen songs and some hilarious stories from the Sanders family, Smoke on the Mountain provides a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.

A Biddy Full Day
By Millie Adcox and Jim Cannon

October 2003

An original comedy written by two of the Georgia Mountain Players for the Georgia Mountain Players.