Dickson Store Museum featuring original play

The Dickson Store Museum is putting on another original play: The Poplar Grove Ladies Club.

The Dickson Store Museum is putting on another original play: The Poplar Grove Ladies Club.

Three years after getting rave reviews from a local audience for the play Once Upon A Dickson, written in celebration of the store’s centennial, a sequel of sorts is about to premiere.

The Poplar Grove Ladies Club, a comedy by local playwright Laurie Hodges Humble, is running at the Spruce View Hall on Nov. 9 and 10.

It’s about traditions, communities pulling together, and people respecting each other. The playwright states, “Sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective to preserve a cultural tradition.”

The comedy, described as containing many elements “we can all relate to,” will end with an old-fashioned Christmas pageant.

While the presentation is a major fundraiser for the store museum, the broader community of Dickson was involved in its production and development.

By using local assets and volunteers, the museum is demonstrating once again that it’s a community hub, said organizer Sharon Lightbown.

Ever since the last production, people have been asking “When are you going to do another play?” added Lightbown, who’s happy to introduce The Poplar Grove Ladies Club.

The play at Spruce View Hall will be presented as a dinner theatre on Friday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with roast beef supper at 6 p.m. and the play to follow. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $40 each or $350 for a table of 10.

A desert theatre will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with the play starting at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of 10. (The family rate is $20 a person for two adults and two or more children.

It applies to immediate family members only).

For more ticket information, please call 403-728-3355.

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