Years have passed since the characters from Bob Park’s On the Front Porch tried to save Cousin Otto from himself, raised money for war bonds, hosted their last Christmas Parade and brought one of their own back into the fold. Now it’s time for a reunion on the Henderson Fine Arts Center stage. The show, set for Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. promises laughter and fun for the whole audience!
Local radio station WSON is taping a series for broadcast, exploring how rural communi- ties have adapted to the changing times. The producers decide that taping the stories and songs of the people who lived out that change provides meaning and puts real faces on the past. They picked “the big stage” of McCormick Hall, the likes of which has never been seen in Taffy, for the recording session.
So they invite residents of Taffy and Park Ridge — people like Bum, Preacher Newton, Addie Sue, Mabledean, Esterlene, Gladys and Josie — to the big city to tell their stories and sing their songs once again for posterity.
The changing times and what they mean to the generations are revealed in a music revue woven together with a story about personalities, and interactions, and family, community and love.
“It’s a proven fact that you can’t frown and laugh at the same time. So we need to quit frowning and learn to laugh every day. It’ll help cure anything that ails you. If you’re looking for big healing laughs join us on March 12 at the Henderson Fine Arts Center,” said humorist & play write Bob Park.
Tickets to the show are $22 for all seats and are available at haaa.org or by calling 270-831-9800.
The show is sponsored by Field & Main Bank, Bruce Woodring Auto Sales, WSON and The Gleaner.