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BTCPA presents ‘They’d Hang You in Nashville’

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay will bring its third production of the season, “They’d Hang You in Nashville,” to the stage in just over a week.

Performance dates for “They’d Hang You in Nashville,” by William Gleason and directed by Scotty Kennedy, are April 25-27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. at the Weatherford Centre in Red Bay.

Kennedy described the production as “a spoof on the country and Western music scene with some songs that make the show a ‘mini-musical.’”

Miss Bobbi Jo Pickens, the overweight country and Western singing star, could get anyone not sufficiently respectful of her talent hung in Nashville, as two recent college graduates, Stanley and Bob, discover. The young men are trying every strategy to keep the outraged landlord from their door while Stanley writes soon-to-be-forgotten lyrics with titles such as “My Heart Fell Apart When You Went to Pieces Over Me.” Understandably, he can’t sell these gems and their plight is getting desperate. Seeking remedies, the two young men find themselves in an incredible alliance with Bobbi Jo Pickens, and it’s then that they begin to discover the real meaning of desperate.

“We are bringing this play back from doing it during our first season as BTCPA over 20 years ago,” said Kennedy. “I actually forgot how hilarious this play is, and I am so fortunate to be working with a great cast, some veteran actors and some new ones. Make your plans now to see this production that will keep you laughing all through the play.”

Tickets are $8 each and go on sale at the Weatherford Centre April 15. Go by or call 256-356-9829 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. to purchase or reserve tickets. Groups are welcome also.