You know your community theatre has gone hillbilly when…
Your gutted roadkill prop contains interesting hors d’oeuvres.
After rehearsal you google “sowbelly” and “hand-slung chitlins” (and then regret it).
You find yourself looking for a cement pond when it gets hot.
The show’s publicity posters proclaim: Y’all come in and set a spell!
You mistakenly come to the theatre looking for good stuff cheap.
Everyone looks and sounds like a hillbilly even when not on set.
They redesign the construction project to move the “bathrooms” 50 feet beyond the building.
The word “fixin” takes on many meanings.
When you call a pool a “cement pond”.
When you start saying “fer” instead of “for”.
When you can’t stop speaking in that accent.
When you can’t remember how to read.
When you start dressing like one fer sure.
Don’t you want to be a hillbilly too?! The Beverly Hillbillies opens Friday, August 12 at 6:30pm and runs August 13, 19, 20 at 6:30pm and August 13, 14, 20, 21 at 2:30pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dreamwrights.org or by calling 717-848-8623. Seats cost $10 for general, $14 for reserved.