Cook County Community Calendar
PLAY: First Baptist of Ivy Gap
Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cook County Community Calendar

First Baptist of Ivy Gap A poignant comedy by Ron Osborne.
April 25,26 28 and May 2-5

The play is described by Samuel French publishers: “During WWII, six women gather at the church to roll bandages and plan the church's 75th anniversary. Overseeing things is Edith, the pastor's wise-cracking wife who dispenses Red Cross smocks and witty repartee to Luby, whose son is fighting in the Pacific; Mae Ellen, the church's rebellious organist who wants to quit but hasn't the courage; Olene, who dreams of a career in Hollywood; Sammy, a shy newcomer with a secret; and Vera, an influential Baptist with a secret of her own. When Luby learns her son has been wounded, she confounds the others by blaming the vulnerable Sammy.
Twenty-five years later, our "First Baptist Six" reunite. Back to reconcile with Luby - whose son died of his wounds - is Sammy, whose own son is now in Vietnam; and Olene, whose flashy show business career will set the town on its ear. There to welcome them are Vera, her secret still safe; Mae Ellen, still rebellious and still looking for an escape; and Edith, whose biggest challenge isn't the church's upcoming centennial but revelations that shake relationships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these six very different women find comfort, forgiveness and redemption in each other.”

Tickets for this production: $10 adults, $5 Students
Available in advance at
or at the door one hour before the performance.

Opening Night Receptions April 25 following performance
Food Shelf Friday - April 26: Get one ticket free with purchase of another and a donation of $10 or 5 food items
Donation Sunday -April 28: Pay any amount for tickets to this matinee
Annual Senior Awards Ceremony & Reception - May 4 following performance

Arrowhead Center for the Arts


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