The Festival of Plays are about to begin!

Written by cecelia on May 18th, 2012

'The Chat & Chew Supper Club' will kickoff the start of the Southern Writers' Project Festival of Plays.

The Southern Writers’ Project 2012 Festival of Plays will begin in just a little more than an hour at 4 p.m. with The Chat and Chew Supper Club by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder.

Audience members will get to sample some of Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder's 'Chat & Chew Supper Club.'

The autobiographical play features Ms. Wilder performing while making a home-cooked Southern meal. Some lucky audience members will sit at tables on stage and be fortunate to sample her delicious creations. (Tomato pie, cornbread, asparagus….oh, so very, very good.)

The other plays that will be featured during the festival on Saturday are No Mercy: Deconstruction Part One by James Bowen at 10 a.m. and The Hemmings Diary by Lucile Lichtblau at 3:30 p.m. All plays will be in the Octagon Theater in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

If you’re anywhere near Montgomery this weekend, come on out and watch the readings of these plays. It’s a great opportunity to see how a play is developed as it’s read by professional actors – and on Saturday, the audience will be able to give feedback.

Tickets are $10 for each performance at the box office, (334) 271-5353 or 1-(800) 841-4273.

Oh, and if you want to see something completely different and fun, try CYCLOPS: A Rock Opera. It’s a musical based the Athenian satyr play by Euripides. Musical – no rock opera! Think Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s glam rock at its best. Tickets are $25 and will be available until just before the performance at 11 p.m.

And if you’re around the Festival and you’re on Twitter, use the #SWPfest to let us know how you like it. You can find us at @SouthernWriters – and of course find us on Facebook.

For a full schedule of events, click here.