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BTCPA raises curtain on second production of season

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay is preparing to entertain and delight audiences with another comedic production on the Weatherford Centre stage.

BTCPA announces its second production of the 2019-20 season, “‘Til Beth Do Us Part” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Mark Richardson. Performance dates are Feb. 13-15 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Weatherford Centre in Red Bay. Call 256-356-9829 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. weekdays to reserve tickets or go by those during hours to purchase them.

A dinner is offered for this production but must be purchased in advance, with the play ticket at $8 and the meal at $17 – total $25 for both.

In this play, career-driven Suzannah Hayden needs a lot more help on the home front than she’s getting from her husband, Gibby. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah’s newly-hired assistant – a gregarious, highly-motivated daughter of the South.

To Suzannah’s delight, Beth explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well-run machine. This couldn’t have happened at a better time for Suzannah, since her boss, Celia Carmichael, the CEO of Carmichael’s Chocolates, is flying in soon. 

In no time, Beth exceeds her duties as a household assistant and interjects herself into Suzannah’s career. As Suzannah’s dependence on Beth grows, and Gibby’s dislike of the woman deepens, Suzannah gives Beth carte blanche to change anything in the household. 

The change Beth makes is convincing Suzannah that Gibby must go!

When he realizes it’s Suzannah’s career Beth is really after, a newly-determined Gibby sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah’s best friend, Margo, a wisecracking and self-deprecating divorcee, and her ex-husband.