Upon discovering a stray dog on her back porch, Mattie Rigsbee decides she's too old to keep a pet and calls the dogcatcher. Little does she know that the dogcatcher, Lamar Benfield, will open her eyes to a whole world she never knew existed, a world that includes car theft, prison breaks and a juvenile delinquent named Wesley who is as desperate for a family as she is. Armed with only her mouthwatering corn bread and a deep abiding faith in the Almighty, Mattie is determined to woo Wesley to the side of God and good Southern manners … if she can just manage to stay out of jail herself.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code WH1000
- Cast Size 8
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 120 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
- Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Praise Group | Dinner Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583429617
- "This show was FANTASTIC! The audiences loved it both for its humor and it’s wonderful message!"
- Review by John Cardy, Community Arts Council of Blount Counth, Boaz, Ala.
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Lighting is a key element in producing this play. It takes 4 areas for the different scenes. Also you need to find a wicker cane rocker with a seat that can be removed and another seat to put back on later. ... Also, it takes a lot of cornbread.
- Tip by Rickey Myers, Sioux City Community Theatre, Sioux City, Iowa
“Wise, witty, down-home and real.” —Illinois Times
“Consistently funny and often hilarious.” —Illinois Times
“A genial, constantly entertaining voyage, with a heart of gold and a message of love and reconciliation.” —Illinois Times
|The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts||Broadway||Virginia||7/28/2023||8/6/2023|