Archive for April, 2011


A Bad Year for Tomatoes
Box Office opens to the public on May 16.
Production dates are May 20 – 29.

A cast of zany eccentrics will serve up liberal helpings of broad comedy spiced with farce and slapstick in “A Bad Year for Tomatoes”.

Catherine Kjellstrom plays pivotal character Myra Marlowe, a television actress. Tired of the limelight, Marlowe has retired to a small North Georgia town to write her autobiography. Instead of peace and quiet, she finds herself surrounded by eccentric, nosy neighbors. Next door, there are Cora (Erin Tudzin) and Reba (Alveta Summers) who are annoyingly bubbly and gossipy. Willa Mae (Amy Lines Miller) is equally nosy, and the whole town thinks she’s a witch. Making more unwanted appearances in Marlowe’s living room are Piney (Dan Byrd), a lumberjack with a nasty habit of always overstaying his welcome, and Tom (Michael Stewart), Marlowe’s agent. To discourage her unwelcome visitors, Marlowe invents a crazy sister, Sadie — drawing on her acting skills to pull off the deception. All is well until Marlowe stops her sister act. The neighbors — and the sheriff (Tommy Knight) — think Marlowe murdered Sadie. Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some.

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Cast for “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” Chosen

Director Cindy Hill has completed the audition process and assembled a talented cast of veterans and newcomers for Macon Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes”. The laugh-out-loud comedy was written by John Patrick known for his Broadway hits, The Hasty Heart, The Curious Savage and his stage adaptation of The Teahouse of the August Moon. The cast includes:

Catherine Kjellstrom as Myra Marlowe
Michael Stewart as Tom Lamont
Erin Tudzin as Cora Gump
Alveta Summers as Reba Harper
Dan Byrd as Piney
Amy Lines Miller as Willa Mae Wilcox
Tommy Knight as The Sheriff
Lisa Fulford – Female Understudy

Production dates are May 20 – 29

Tickets go on sale May 16 from 1 to 6 PM

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Book Signing at Macon Little Theatre

Susan Lindsley author of “Susan Myrick of Gone With The Wind – An Autobiographical Biography” will be at Macon Little Theatre on April 9 and 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and April 10 and 17 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. to sell and sign her book about her aunt, Susan Myrick, who was a technical advisor for “Gone With the Wind.” Using Susan Myrick’s personal diaries which were started in 1938 and letters from her lifetime, her niece and author, Susan Lindsley has woven together the untold story of a remarkable woman who happened to the best friends with Margaret Mitchell. Visit for information.

(Pictured right: Susan Myrick with Clark Gable on the set of “Gone With the Wind”)

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