Tuskegee & Phenix City

"Swell Party" by Topher Payne

February 14, 2019 to February 17, 2019 in Union Springs , AL

7:30 PM & 2:30 PM


Artwork courtesy of Topher Payne

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The Georgia Ensemble Theatre commissioned this new play by Topher Payne as part of its 20th Anniversary Season celebration. The plot focuses on the events surrounding the mysterious death of tobacco heir Smith Reynolds. The year is 1932. Smith has just returned to his family’s North Carolina estate from an extended trip to New York. He brings with him a surprising souvenir: a wife. The new Mrs. Reynolds is a popular jazz singer and actress, a dozen years older than her husband. A wedding party is flat-out ruined when the groom turns up dead. As the guests gather to reconstruct, along with the County Solicitor, the evening’s events and try to solve the mystery, it becomes clear that for Southerners, the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story. (www.atlantatheaterfans.com, 1/2/13) Feb. 14-16 optional dinner 6:00 p.m.; play 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 matinee @ 2:30 p.m. Info at (334) 738-8687 or info@reddoortheatre.org