Cumberland County Playhouse to perform SOUTHERN COMFORTS
Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:01 pm
The Cumberland County Playhouse is pleased to announce its Tennessee premiere of SOUTHERN COMFORTS, a poignant, witty, late-in-life love story between two seventy-ish singles who meet purely by chance. Starring Gus, the “Yankee” curmudgeon and neat-freak, played by John Fionte, and sassy southern belle Amanda, played by Sharyn Tadolini, SOUTHERN COMFORTS, written by Kathleen Clark plays August 19-November 11 and is sponsored by Mariner’s Pointe and Tennessee Heart,
Church-goer Gus, a retired stone mason and World War II veteran is wary of change and risk and disinclined to leave his New Jersey home. Amanda, a charming Tennessee lady with a vein of iron determination is visiting her daughter (who attends the same church as Gus) and finds herself knocking on his door to collect a contribution for the church and remind him to attend services. Love may not strike like a bolt of lightning but a severe thunderstorm and a ball game with several tense innings to go, keep Amanda at Gus’s long enough for something to flicker between these two lonely hearts.
This retired set-in-his-ways Yankee, and saucy southern belle used to getting her way, find in each other what they least expected, a second chance at love. Filled with sweet surprise, cozy charm, great humor and poignancy, SOUTHERN COMOFRTS proves that it’s never too late in life to mend the holes in your heart.
John Fionte (Gus) directed ON GOLDEN POND and CAMELOT and was featured as “Froggy” in THE FOREIGNER. Sharyn Tadolini (Amanda) was last seen as one of the ladies of FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP. SOUTHERN COMFORTS is directed by Playhouse leading lady and Education Director Nicole Begué, who now stars in Sondheim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, which shares the Adventure theater in rep with SOUTHERN COMFORTS, the show features costumes by Renee Luttrell and scenery by John Partyka, designer of the recent CCP hit, SHENANDOAH.
For more information, visit us at www.ccplayhouse.com or call 931.484.5000 to reserve your tickets today.