LBWCC Foundation presents ‘Swamp Gravy’

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Members of the ‘Swamp Gravy’ cast are shown here. Courtesy photo

Get ready to enjoy the full flavor of the South as the LBW Community College Foundation presents the newest version of “Swamp Gravy,” a unique play that captures the comedy and tragedy of daily life of the Southern culture.

“We know many residents and church groups from the Covington County area have traveled to Georgia in the past to see this production,” said Jennifer Curry, LBWCC Foundation vice-president and chair of the development and events committee.

“Their reviews convinced us to bring the newest version of ‘Swamp Gravy’ to Andalusia because it appeals to so many in our area.”

The production started as a community development project in Colquitt, Ga., in 1991. Since then, it has not only become the state’s folk life play, it has also been performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

It uses a combination of family stories, tall tales and folklore that so uniquely define the Southern culture.

“The theme of the play changes each year,” said Curry.  “Because the setting is a typical southern town, we can all relate to the stories as they unfold on stage.”

Professionally written and directed, the large-scale production features an estimated 100 volunteers from the Colquitt community.

This year’s version, “The Big Picture,” comes to Andalusia at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., June 11, at the Dixon Center for the Performing Arts.

General admission is $15, and VIP tickets are $100, which includes a pre-event reception and reserved theater seating. Tickets are on sale now at LBWCC Andalusia campus and MacArthur campus in Opp, Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce, Opp Chamber of Commerce and Harold’s Furniture and Flooring in Andalusia.

All proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships and other LBWCC Foundation programs.

For more information, call (334) 881-2306.