2024 Milledgeville Players Season
April 18 - 21, 2024-------Tickets on Sale April 1st, 2024 $15/person
Nana's Naughty Knickers
By: Katherine DiSavino
Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her nana get arrested – or worse – evicted?
By: August Wilson
The sixth Play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, Fences takes place in 1957 in what is assumed to be Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The play follows Troy Maxson, a 53-year-old man who struggles to provide for his wife and son in a time when slavery is over but the civil rights movement has still not come to fruition. Troy used to be an amazing baseball player, but was not able to make it to the Major Leagues due to the color of his skin. Troy has had to settle into the life of being a trash collector and barely scraping by, and this causes a lot of turmoil and frustration, especially in his relationships. Wilson’s play deals with dreams deferred and what it means to be a man, as well as covering themes of family and loyalty. Most notably, we see a marriage that looks loving and successful at the outset begin to fall apart as Troy’s lack of self-respect starts to crumble everything around him.
Cotton Patch Gospel
Book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz
Music and lyrics by Harry Chapin
This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with a classic American roots music score, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's Brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is governor of Georgia when Jesus is born of the Virgin Mary from Gainesville. Jesus grows, and so do his followers, preaching a radical message of love. He is ultimately lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in collusion with then Governor Pilate and the Believe in the Bible Society, only to rise from the dead. From a mountaintop in Alabama, Jesus empowers his followers on to, "Go out and welcome all people into my Father's family."