O’FallonTheatreWorks’ production of the southern-fried comedy, Faith County, will be performed on April 19-21 and 26-28 in the auditorium-theater at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The curtain will go up at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Set in a small southern town where the beehive hairdo is still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pull, the story unfolds at the Faith County Fairgrounds, where a colorful collection of town and country folk exchange insider gossip about one another and show off their handiwork, with especially stiff competition in the arts and crafts category. Originally written as a radio show by Mark Langdon Smith, Faith County enjoyed a 35-week run on WLYX in Georgia, and it was featured as a special on NBC TV’s Dateline.
“If you want to get away from it all, Faith County offers a relaxing evening of fast-paced dialogue and funny characters in a charismatic rural setting,” said Darren Granaas, O’Fallon’s Cultural Arts Coordinator.
Tickets for Faith County will be available on Monday, March 18. The tickets can be ordered in advance by calling 636-474-2732 or by coming to the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368. The cost is $10 for general admission (ages 18-64), $8 for students (ages 6-17) and seniors (age 65 and up), and free for ages 5 and under. For an additional $2 each, tickets can be purchased at the box office, which opens one hour before the start of each show.
Directions: On I-70 in O’Fallon, MO., take Exit 217 at Highways K/M (Main Street). Drive north on Main Street about one-half mile, cross the railroad tracks and make an immediate right into the Municipal Centre parking lot. Come to the east entrance (police lobby).