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Auditions held, rehearsals begin soon for Colquitt's annual folk-life play

Auditions held, rehearsals begin soon for Colquitt's annual folk-life play
Auditions held, rehearsals begin soon for Colquitt's annual folk-life play
Posted at 4:27 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 16:27:00-04

COLQUITT, Ga. (WTXL) - "Swamp Gravy," Colquitt's annual folk-life play held auditions this week with nearly 90 actors of all ages trying out.

All who came were given parts with many of the characters having alternate actors.

This first week of practice, which starts Monday, will consist of the entire cast reading lines and learning original songs written by local artists.

The first practices are said to be some of the best, even though the actors are still getting to know each other and their characters.

"That's a really, really exciting performance because all of a sudden these words on a page are starting to come to life," said Kate Cook, Managing Director for Colquitt Miller Arts Council. "Even though the people are just reading them and haven't really gotten into their characters yet, it already gives you a feel for the energy and spirit of the show."

"Swamp Gravy: Fourth and Long," opens Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., but tickets are on sale now. 

For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here