Jones/Hope/Wooten's SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY Opens Friday 3/24 at Arts Center of Cannon County

Jones/Hope/Wooten's SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY Opens Friday 3/24 at Arts Center of Cannon County

A light mist hung over the battlefield as the Confederate soldiers mustered. How many Union soldiers would they face today? How long would the battle rage on? And, more importantly, would they make it home for the big Fayro fish fry? Yep, it's time for Jones/Hope/Wooten's latest chapter in the saga of the Futrelle sisters: Southern Hospitality, the epic, Texas-sized tale of their chaotic love lives and their determination to stay together in Fayro.

Staying in Fayro is going to be harder than ever though; the closing of the rendering plant and the Super SmartMart have put the little town in real peril. Their last hope is to attract a salsa manufacturing plant which will provide plenty of jobs to Fayro. The way to do that is with Fayro Days, a multi-faceted extravaganza with a beauty pageant, a fish fry, a petting zoo, rides for the kiddies, a salute to Fayro's pioneers, a dunking booth and a huge Civil War battle re-enactment.

Add to all that frivoility: a desperate Twink practically dragging an unwilling groom to the altar, the preacher and his wife with major financial problems, and "the meanest woman in twelve counties," on her way for a visit and you will wonder why anyone would want to live in Fayro, Texas.

The hilarity of the Futrelle clan and their own special brand of Southern Hospitality opens Friday night, March 24, running through April 8 at The Arts Center of Cannon County.

Directed by Vickie Bailey, Southern Hospitality features Mandy Ray-Jones, Tabby Ragland, Cathy Spencer and Jeannine Floyd as the Futrelle Sisters. The cast also includes Art Center favorites Faye Northcutt-Knox, Luke Gannon, Drew Sanford, Michael Spencer, Christy Sanford, Stephen Belk, Elise Floyd, Lora Langford, and Mitch Shannon.

Tickets are $15 with discounts available for seniors and full time students. The Arts Center of Cannon County is located at 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 615-563-2787 or online at www.artscenterofcc.com and at the door one hour prior to show time.

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