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‘Left in the Breeze’ opens this week

August brings the third and final show of this year’s Summer Starlight Series. Playing Fridays and Saturdays Aug.7, 8, 14 and 15 is the original work “Left in the Breeze,” by Rick Artis. This melodramatic spoof of the classic,“Gone with the Wind,” is sure to make the South rise again.

Join in the fun as Snarlett O’Hernia wheedles and weds her way through the War Between the States. Can Snarlett convince the weak but noble Paisley Whelps that he truly loves her and not Meddling, his saccharine sweet third cousin twice removed...or is it second cousin thrice removed? Be sure not to miss this family friendly comedy full of hoop skirts and hilarity!

As audience members step into the Harman Park Pavilion Tent at U.S. 160 and Piedra Road, they are whisked back in time to the antebellum south of the 1860s. The spacious O’Hernia family home, TerraBelle, provides the backdrop for much of the story. In addition, segments of Civil War Atlanta set the scene as the players work out the complex aspects of their various relationships, all with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks.

The evening begins with a chuckwagon-style supper including a choice of brisket or chicken (a vegetarian option is available by request), cowboy beans, cole slaw, dinner roll and fruit cobbler. Lemonade, coffee and water are complimentary and a well-stocked soda bar, complete with Zuberfizz sodas, is available for those in need of a little carbonation.

Doors will open for each performance at 6:30 p.m. with preshow entertainment until 7, when the buffet is served. Also prior to the show, the Gomez Store, a fully stocked turn of the century mercantile will be open for free tours. Admission is $28 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under and includes the supper and the show.

Advance purchase tickets for “Left in the Breeze” are on sale now at The Plaid Pony (731-5262) or online at www.SpringsTheatreCompany.org.

For more information on the Summer Starlight Series, the rest of the 2009 season, or for volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael DeWinter at 731-5262, Rick Artis at 731-8914 or you can also visit the Web site.