Delights Crowd in Final Performance, Monday Night
by: Bobby McDonald
"It was a delight to enjoy the happenings in Fayro, Texas!" exclaimed one of the attendees at Monday night's final performance of Southern Hospitality. "The sad part was that I found some of my friends, family, and neighbors, right there on the stage!"
It was the final night of Southern Hospitality, performed by the SSHS Drama Department, as they brought true Southern Hospitality, with all of its quirks, down home flavor, and interaction of relationships, to the stage, along with a "big dose" of Country and Western music!
The plot involved the Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye, and Rhonda Lynn, how have the biggest problem of their lives, as their beloved hometown of Fayro, Texas, is in danger of "drying up," if they don't do something. Ever since the Super Smart Mart and the rendering plant closed, folks have been leaving Fayro, in droves. But, Honey Raye, with a major assist from her former nemesis, Geneva Musgrave, has come up with a possible solution. It seems a salsa manufacturing factory is looking to relocate and a company representative is headed to Fayro on a scourting mission. Honey Raye, as the president of the Chamber of Commerce, makes promises that are not to be believed in order to woo the rep to choose Fayro. In fact, Honey Raye has told them that on the very weekend of the rep's visit, the town just happens to be having their biggest celebration of the year, "Fayro Days," which includes a craft show, a petting zoo, a beauty pageant, and a huge Civil War battle reenactment. So, now it's up to the citizens of Fayro to quickly make her promises a reality.
The biggest hurdle to impress the salsa representative is staging the Civil War battle reenactment, with only fifteen participants (and a host of "blow up" soldiers). Added to this, is the dilemma of Twink being so desperate to get married that she's practically dragging the unwilling groom, Deputy John Curtis Buntner, to the altar. But this pales next to the financial problems the preacher and his wife are having, unless you don't consider gambling away your trailer house and car a problem. Frankie, however, seems to have it worst of all of them. The meanest woman in twelve counties, Dub's wicked, old Aunt Iney, is on her way for a visit. Iney's arrival in Fayro is definitely cause for alarm for the sisters, but it's nothing compared to the panic when the old girl drops dead in the Dubberly home, just before the salsa representative shows up. But how the Futrelle sisters and other citizens of Fayro, including swee, simple, Rayner Chisum, pull together and save their town is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity, and a recipe for one of the most hilarious takes on the art of "getting by" in the South!
Enjoy these photos from the great performance by the SSHS Drama Department:
"We Just Love Fayro!!!"