The new, larger small props room located in the remodeled north building on the Southwest Playhouse campus means that directors like Jim Hull should be able to find even the most obscure set pieces like this 1955-vintage Motorola portable tube radio perfect for use on the set of “Dixie Swim Club,” coming up June 6-8 and 13 and 14 for the final show of the current Playhouse season.

2014-15 Playhouse schedule lists mystery, comedy, two musicals

   Shows for the Southwest Playhouse 2014-2015 season have been selected and show dates confirmed and approved by the publishers, Bob Gauger said. Directors for the various productions will be announced later.

“Smoke On the Mountain”
   The season will open Sept. 12-14 and 19-21 with “Smoke On the Mountain — Homecoming.” It’s October 1945 and the war is over. The United States’ years of prosperity are just beginning.

   The plot revolves around the decision by Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe to accept a call to preach in Texas, and he will be leaving with his wife, June, who is eight months pregnant. He is giving his last service at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The following day, his wife’s brother, Dennis, will be taking over the pulpit at Mount Pleasant.

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