Portsmouth Abbey School is proud to present Southern Hospitality, a laugh-out-loud farce by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
Twink insists on going through with her wedding despite several mishaps at the Fayro town festival. (From left to right: Lily Sones '21, Lauryn Harper '18, Emma Ventura '18, Annie St. George '19).
The small Texas town of Fayro is on its last legs. Ever since the Super SmartMart and the rendering plant closed, folks have been leaving Fayro in droves. The four Futrelle sisters are not going to give up without a fight, though. They hatch a scheme to entice a salsa factory to relocate in Fayro. To do this, they invent "Fayro Days," complete with a petting zoo, a beauty contest, and a huge Civil War re-enactment. Complicating matters is the plight of the young interim pastor who is likely to lose his home, car, and pulpit unless he can pull off a miracle. A reluctant groom, a midlife crisis, and a rich, devious old aunt add to the confusion.
Southern Hospitality was written by the same team that wrote The Hallelujah Girls! and The Dixie Swim Club. This delightful show is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity—and a recipe for total hilarity.
The Futrelle sisters plan a festival in order to save their small Texas town. (From left to right: Emily Byrne '18, Emma Ventura '18, Lauryn Harper '18). | Photo credit: Michael Griffin '18
Southern Hospitality will be presented Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 pm in the Portsmouth Abbey School auditorium.Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12.
Portsmouth Abbey School is located at 285 Cory's Lane in Portsmouth, RI. For additional information, please contact Head of Performing Arts Jay Bragan at 401-643-1218.