Sweetpea & Grandma: Going Home~Expresso’ opens April 26 at the Bainbridge Kirbo Center

The saga of Sweetpea & Grandma, a family-friendly theatrical production series of plays written by local play write Wendy Smith debuts its twelfth chapter in the series on April 26 at the Kirbo Center located on the ABAC/Southern Regional Tech campus in Bainbridge. The curtain rises at 6:30 p.m.

This latest production, Sweetpea & Grandma: Going Home~Expresso’,  takes place at a coffee shop called Going Home~ Expresso’.  It has the potential to be a “normal” thriving business except there is not one “normal” thing about it, not even the coffee.  In addition, it is National Arbor Day and the coffee shop is blessed with a donation of a tree – and a squirrel.  Not one moment in the coffee shop will be forgotten.  All aboard!  You are in for a ride of laughter and some good ole gospel tracks.  The Sweetpea & Grandma: Going Home~Expresso’ cast consists of Teresa Smith, Tammie Taylor, Othelia Suggs, Michelle Hornsby, Nate Martin, Spencer Stewart, Brett Johnson, Glenn Lee, Mo Hansford, LeLe Martin, and guest artist, Angie Carr.

Carr has been in music ministry for 27 years. Angie recently recorded Where I Am Now, which is available on ITunes. She says it is about the changes we go through in life; from minute to minute, weekly, yearly. But no matter where we are in life, the Lord is there for us.  Angie’s desire is to bring great music to the listeners that will touch their hearts and minds, and bring them closer to Christ.

Sponsors of this production include Davis Jewelers, Jo’s Family Restaurant, ACE Hardware, Piggly Wiggly, Broome Interiors, Donalsonville Woman’s Club, Seminole Hydraulics, and Smith Counseling. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Beginnings Childcare Learning Center in Donalsonville.  Special thanks goes out to James at The Wear House Etc. for great artwork and to Hubert Smith for creating stage props.

Tickets are available now at Jo’s Family restaurant and Davis Jewelers, and they will be available at the Kirbo Center April 26, the night of the performance.

About Sweetpea & Grandma: 

Sweetpea and Grandma is a series of plays filled with Southern charm, humor, and spiritual truths. “Grandma” is a fun loving grandma and “Sweetpea” is the name she affectionately calls her loved ones. Life lessons and humorous events intertwine as the cast of locals (ages up to 83 years old) bring the characters to life. Sweetpea & Grandma has been performing for seven years and Going Home~Expresso’ is number twelve.  The plays are written and directed by Smith with the help of the Holy Spirit.  Wendy makes every effort to provide a comfortable environment where the gospel is shared, where laughter is good like a medicine, and where everyone grows spiritually through music and drama.

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