St. Marys Little Theatre will present the original musical drama “Smokie’s Blues” for two weekends beginning February 26, 2021 at Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys.
Set in the 1940s juke joint era, Smokie’s Blues depicts the story of Smokie, a popular blues singer who “done shot her man.”
According to the show’s writer and co-director, Barbara Ryan, “It’s a story of love, loss, and redemption.”
“The soul-stirring music is really the star of the show,” said Ryan. “There’s drama at every turn as Smokie’s demise comes into focus, but there are lots of laughs to have along the way as well.”
Co-director Ann Walsh said, “We have much of the same talent that has raised audiences to their feet time and time again over our nine years of productions,” Walsh said. “The voices are extraordinary and inspiring and push the impact of the play’s message to its highest level.”
All covid precautions will be taken at every performance including masks, temperature-taking, and safe distance seating.
“Smokie’s blues is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency—the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets to “Smokie’s Blues” can be purchased at Once Upon a Bookseller in St. Marys or at www.StMarysLittleTheatre.com. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Performances are February 26, 27, March 5, and 6 at 7 pm, and matinee performances are February 28 and March 7 at 2 pm. Theatre by the Trax is located at 1000 Osborne Street in St. Marys, GA. Visit www.stmaryslittletheatre.com for more information.