Feb 05, 2013

Showtime at First Baptist - Thursday, October 29

Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at Cherry Theater

Columbia State Community College presents Showtime at First Baptist: The Women of Ivy Gap Return, the second performance in the 2009-2010 First Farmers & Merchants Bank Performance Series, on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Cherry Theater. The play, written by Ron Osbourne and directed by Nicole Bégué, is a Cumberland County Playhouse production.

"This will be a fun show for everyone-especially women's groups or church groups looking for a fun night out," said Monteia Moore, Columbia State's Director of Evening and Community Services.

The women of Ivy Gap return in '09 with the Tennessee premiere of Showtime at First Baptist, the sequel to First Baptist of Ivy Gap. After the 100th Birthday of Ivy Gap, May Ellen (Weslie Webster), Vera (Sharyn Tadolini) and Olene (Michele Colvin) plan a benefit talent show to help the Pastor meet a crisis. But the mayor's wife thinks she's a Baptist "Deputy Sheriff" (with a siren on her red Cadillac!). She likes men in charge of everything, and fights the talent show. But through laughter, tragedy, and showbiz, the church - and the women - survive, stronger than ever.

The cost of tickets for the show is $15 for adults and $10 for Columbia State students. For more information or to charge tickets by phone, call (931) 540-2879. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. For more information on the 2009-2010 First Farmers & Merchants Bank Performance Series presented by Columbia State Community College, visit www.columbiastate.edu/performance-series.

The Cumberland County Playhouse is a non-profit professional theater in Crossville, Tennessee, producing plays, musicals, concerts and education programs year-round in the company's 3-theater complex. Playhouse projects are sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Southern Arts Federation, City of Crossville, and Cumberland County. Cumberland County Playhouse is Tennessee's largest professional theater serving more than 165,000 visits with 450 performances and 1,600 classes each year.