‘Faith County’ on GHS stage

by marlys good

“In Mineola, a small town located ‘somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the South,’ a colorful collection of good ol’ country folk gather at the Faith County Fairgrounds for this year’s county fair. In a place where beehive hairdos are still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pulls, there’s still competition in the arts and crafts category and plenty of gossip to be found at the lemonade stand run by the ladies of the church.”

So reads a brief synopsis of the comedic play “Faith County,” written by Mark Landon Smith that will be presented by Greybull High School thespians Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2 or donations of canned goods for the food pantry at the Community Outreach thrift shop.

The nine characters include a bossy gossip, flirtatious poetess, uptight preacher’s wife, the mayor’s wife who drinks too much, the hairstylist still crowing about winning the elementary spelling bee, the smitten pig farmer, local mechanic, gas jockey and a sweet, young pregnant country girl.

Characters will be portrayed by Sammi Stewart, Gabriela Tinglund, Charisma Roberson, Brittany Cheatham, Cesar Garay, Jacob Gifford, Shelby Winkler, Anja Louis and Jarrod Johnson.

The action centers around a concession stand filled with baked goods, blistering gossip and … love.