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Comedy melodrama takes the stage in August

The Springs Theatre Company is excited to present the last of three shows of this year’s Summer Starlight Series.

Next up, audiences are in for a real treat. “Left in the Breeze,” a comedy melodrama spoofing “Gone With the Wind” will perform Fridays and Saturdays Aug. 7, 8, 14 and 15.

This clever original work written and directed by Rick Artis follows our heroine, Snarlett O’Hernia as she wheedles and weds her way through the Old South during the War of Northern Agression! Brilliantly portrayed by Brynne Earley, Snarlett ties to convince the weak but honorable Paisley Whelps (played by Brynne’s husband, Jason Earley) that he really loves her and not Meddling (played by D’Ann Artis), his saccarine sweet third cousin twice removed...or is it second cousin thrice removed?

Add to the mix the dashing but droll Cap’n Retch Bumbler played by Rick Artis; Belle Waddling, Atlanta’s notorious Madame and the Cap’ns’ financial advisor played by Jen Tuggle; the decievingly educated house worker, Pristine, portrayed by Lizz Baldwin; and the Hankypank twins, Charles Frank and Frank Charles, played by Michael DeWinter, and watch the silliness ensue. Be sure not to miss this family friendly comedy full of hoop skirts and hilarity.

“Left in the Breeze” is presented in the 4,800 square-foot Pavilion Tent at Harman Park. Audiences will feast on asupper of barbecue chicken or brisket (a vegetarian option is available by request), fresh cole slaw, cowboy baked beans, fresh rolls and butter and hot Goergia peach cobbler. Lemonade, coffee and water are complimentary and a well-stocked soda bar, complete with Zuber Fizz sodas is available for those in need of a little carbonation.

Doors will open for each performance at 6:30 p.m. with preshow entertainment until 7, when the buffet is served. Also prior to the show, the Gomez Store, a fully-stocked turn-of-the-century mercantile will be open for free tours. Admission is $28 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under and includes the supper and the show.

Advance tickets for “Left in the Breeze” are on sale now at The Plaid Pony (731-5262) or online at www.SpringsTheatreCompany.org.

For more information on the Summer Starlight Series, the rest of the 2009 season, or for volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael DeWinter at 731-5262, Rick Artis at 731-8914 or you can visit the Web site.