The Colonnade Players Present Smoke On The Mountain - Homecoming

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Colonnade Players will present Smoke On The Mountain - Homecoming at The Colonnade Theater, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.

Shows will be on June 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and June 17 at 1 p.m. or June 25 at 2:30 p.m.
The June 17 performance will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Tickets are on sale at colonnadecenter.org.

About the Play:

It's October 1945, and the gospel-singing Sanders Family is back together again.

The war is over and America's years of prosperity are just beginning. But there's another kind of rite of passage at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service. He's been called to preach in Texas, and he's already bought a ten-gallon hat and is preparing to ride into the sunset with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant. Tomorrow morning, young Dennis Sanders takes over as Mount Pleasant's pastor. Join the Sanders Family as they send Mervin and June off in style, with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites.

The cast includes: 
Burl - Greg Guinn
Vera - Rachel Lightfoot
Stanley - Phil Ledbetter 
Dennis - Jason Worthington 
Denise - Gwynne Jones 
June - Chelsea Isbill
Rev Oglethorpe - Bobby Daniels


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