By Sean Casey
It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia’s sleepy little town called Second Samuel. In the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, deep dark town secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again.
"Second Samuel," a warm comedy-drama by Southern playwright Pamela Parker, just opened at Lionheart Theatre Co. and runs weekends through March 24. Amy Szymanski is making her directorial debut.
Another classic Southern Play, "To Kill a Mockingbird," directed by Joanie McElroy, opens April 26 and runs through May 12.
"These wonderful Southern plays fit so nicely into our historic building," said Producing Artistic Director Tanya Caldwell. "You get cozy in your seat and feel like you're right in the living room with actors."
Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Lionheart always serves complimentary desserts during intermission. For tickets, log on to www.lionehearttheatre.org or call 678-938-8518.
Lionheart is located in the College Street Playhouse at 10 College Street in Historic Norcross at the College Street Playhouse.