WPA Theatre telling Audrey Williams’ story

Published 12:55 am Thursday, January 31, 2019


Audrey Sheppard walked away from the red clay fields of Pike County into the glaring spotlight of her husband, legendary country music star Hank Williams.

On February 15 and 16, the Brundidge Historical Society will present a story of Audrey Sheppard Williams that has not yet been told.

Highly acclaimed story performer Dolores Hydock will take an inside look at Audrey Sheppard Williams and share a story that is different from any that has been told in print or on the screen.

Lawrence Bowden, BHS president and father of Andalusia residents Ben Bowden and Laura Carpenter, said Dolores Hydock is an incredible story performer and has done a tremendous amount of research into the life of Audrey Sheppard Williams.

“This performance is being done with permission from Audrey’s family, many of whom are here in Pike County,” Bowden said. “Dolores has visited with Audrey’s family members here and in Tennessee and the people at the Hank Williams’ Museum in Montgomery. She has also conducted phone interviews with family members.

“She has read printed materials and watched movies about the couple and those are the stories most of us know.  But, after hearing Dolores Hydock’s performance, the audience will decide which side of Audrey’s story they want to take.”

Audrey Sheppard grew up in the Enon community of Pike County. She attended county schools and work in downtown Brundidge. She met Hank Williams at a medicine show in Banks and married him in Andalusia.

Tickets for the Audrey Sheppard Williams Story on February 15 and 16 are $25 and include the preshow, country supper and the presentation by story performer Dolores Hydock. For tickets, call 334-685-5524 or 334-344-0639 or 670-6302.