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Danny Gilliland, Karen Gilliland, Luther Waggoner, Ruth Kennedy, Kathy Webb, Kerri Lafferty, Cory Davis, Sonja Walker, Denice Green, Chris Bordelon

Production Dates:
Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 7 at 2:30 pm, Monday, May 8 at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm

Vernon BrickmanJohn DiamondLuther Waggoner

Chris BordelonDanny GillilandKaren GillilandLaDeana Eaton
Written by CONNIE Ray, Conceived by ALAN BAILEY, Musical Arrangements by MIKE CRAVER and MARK HARDWICK

SETTING: The play takes place in the sanctuary of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, located just west of Hickory near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a Saturday night in June, 1938. The United States is in the last years of the great Depression. Organized religion is at its peak.

Mount Pleasant's principal industries are farming and pickle production. The Mount Pleasant Pickle Plant has lately begun laying people off at an alarming rate due to the economy. The factory makes everyone and everything in Mount Pleasant smell of vinegar and dill.

Mount Pleasnt Baptist has a membership of 63-64 when Becca Robinson gets baptized next Sunday. Saturday Night Sings by families of gospel singers have become the much needed and highly appreciated entertainment of the time. Gospel-singing families traditionally sing at one church on Saturday night, then do a few guest appearances on Sunday mornings at other churches in the area. The Sanders are appearing tonight after a five-year hiatus from the gospel-singing circuit. They travel in an ancient bus with "The Sanders Family" hand-painted on the side.

Duane Williams
Margie HurshJanet Moore Janie BrewerMicky Morgan

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LaDeana Eaton, Kathy Webb, Sonja Walker, Karen Gilliland, Denice Green, Kerri Lafferty, Ruth Kennedy

Kathy Webb