It’s Showtime for dramatic society with rare production of American play

PUBLISHED: 16:06 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:40 03 October 2017

Wheathampstead Dramatic Society presents Showtime at the First Baptist at The Memorial Hall in Wheathampstead

Wheathampstead Dramatic Society presents Showtime at the First Baptist at The Memorial Hall in Wheathampstead

Wheathampstead Dramatic Society

The Wheathampstead Dramatic Society starts its 71st year with a play from the States which, to the best of members’ knowledge, has only been performed once before in the UK.

Wheathampstead Dramatic Society presents Showtime at the First Baptist at The Memorial Hall in WheathampsteadWheathampstead Dramatic Society presents Showtime at the First Baptist at The Memorial Hall in Wheathampstead

WDS presents Showtime at the First Baptist at The Memorial Hall in the village from Thursday, October 12 to Saturday, October 14.

Showtime at the First Baptist is set in a small town in Tennessee in 1970.

The Vietnam War is still raging but the ladies of the town are busy celebrating the 100th anniversary of their church.

What starts as a joyous occasion is shattered by a sudden tragedy that changes the lives of some of them forever.

As they work to overcome its consequences, there is surprisingly a great deal of laughter and affection along the way, as well conflict and sorrow.

The cast of five ladies are working hard under the direction of Sheila Scull, the society’s longest serving member.

Performances start at 8pm.

Tickets cost £10 from The Manor Pharmacy, Wheathampstead, or online at www.wheathampsteaddramaticsociety.co.uk

• Wheathampstead Dramatic Society is always looking for new members, both on stage and behind the scenes.

It’s a small, friendly company and anyone interested should contact membership secretary Len Skilton on 01727 861958.


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