2000-2001 Regional Theatre  

Catfish Moon
by Laddy Sartin
September 6 - September 24, 2000
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS

A wonderfully funny and heartwarming tale about friends, their "exes" and fishing on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The Exact Center of the Universe
by Joan Vail Thorne
September 20 - October 1, 2000
Charlotte Repertory Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Meet Vada Love Powell, the overbearing, but oh-so-genteel, matriarch who put the "mother" in "smother." Set in the Deep South in the 1950's and 60's, this critically-acclaimed Southern-fried comedy is a delightful reflection on age, change and the boundaries of love.

Blues for an Alabama Sky
by Pearl Cleage
January 16 - February 18, 2001
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Montgomery, AL

A moving tale about those who pursue the promise of a new life up north.  When Angel's man dumps her and she loses her job at the Cotton Club, her friends are there to support her.  Now Guy is determined to design costumes for Josephine Baker in Paris, while Sam and Delia dedicate themselves to helping the poor people of Harlem.  Angel dreams of having a steady man -- until  she meets him. 

The Little Foxes
by Lillian Hellman
February 28 - March 18, 2001
Tennessee Repertory Theatre
Nashville, TN

While this dysfunctional clan may want to share in dark emotional secrets of each others lives, they do not want to share the wealth that may arrive with a new cotton mill on their land.  A co-production with Nashville Opera's Regina and the Nashville Symphony.

God's Man in Texas
by David Rambo
April 14 - May 20, 2001
Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA

Charismatic pastor Jerry Mears auditions for the top at the biggest Baptist church in the world.  A battle of wills and wits begins when Dr. Gottschall, the aging church leader, clings to his dynasty. A hit at the 1999 Humana Festival of New Plays, this is a humorous looks at religion in the age of mass media.

Fair and Tender Ladies
adapted for the stage by Eric Schmeidl
music/lyrics by Tommy Goldsmith, Tom House and Kaaren Pell
April 18 - May 12, 2001
Theatre Virginia
Richmond, VA
A Virginia Premiere

Based on the celebrated novel by Virginia author Lee Smith, this energetic new folk musical taps the soul and sound of Virginia's mountain country.  

The Left Hand Singing
by Barbara Lebow
April 20 - May 6, 2001
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Little Rock, AR
A World Premiere 

From the pen of one of the South's most accomplished playwrights comes a drama of hope, sacrifice and redemption.  Amidst the turbulence of the civil rights struggle of 1964, three college students are getting ready to volunteer in Mississippi for the summer.  Directed by Frank Wittow, founding artistic director of Atlanta's Academy Theatre.

Red, White & Tuna
by Jason Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
June 1 - June 24, 2001
Hippodrome State Theatre
Gainesville, FL

As if Yuletide lawn decorating wasn't enough, those insane Texas rednecks return to duke-it-out over who will win the fireworks competition on the 4th of July.  Red, White and Tuna is the third installment in this zany trilogy.

The Carpetbagger's Children
by Horton Foote
June 1 - July 1, 2001
Alley Theatre
Houston, TX
A World Premiere

Commissioned by the Alley Theatre, The Carpetbagger's Children is the touching story about a man who came to Confederate Texas with the Union Army, decided he liked what he saw there and returned after the war to make it his home.