Letters to the editor
Published 3:07 am Wednesday, July 18, 2007
If you missed the Brewton Community Theatre's production of “Tom Sawyer” last weekend, you missed a delightful showcase of local talent.
Actors of all ages performed a stage version of Mark Twain's famous tale of a mischievous boy and his Missouri town.
The performance was the first by the Brewton Community Theatre, which formed last spring.
But you would never have guessed this was a brand-new theatre's first effort.
The scenery was charming, and the actors - many of them children and teenagers - were a delight, so expressive and funny. You could tell they were all enjoying their time on stage, and while they looked exhilarated at the applause at the end of Saturday night's show, they also looked a little sad to know that it was all over.
It's important to note that not only were the actors on stage talented, but the many people behind the scenes - from set designers to organizers to directors - were also hard-working and talented.
For a small community, Brewton has so many opportunities for artistic expression and appreciation.
Every year the Brewton Council of the Arts brings talented musicians, actors and artists to town for professional shows, and the group sponsors an art show to foster artistic expression in our schools.
Meanwhile, we have so many talented artists and performers in our community, including those who have gone on to achieve fame outside of Brewton.
We're lucky to have such a talented heritage - and an audience who appreciates the hard work that inevitably accompanies that talent.
I'm sure that the community theatre will be back with another production soon, and I hope that all of our residents take advantage of the opportunity to see this kind of talent in action.
Kerry Whipple Bean is publisher of The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 251-867-4876 or by e-mail at email@example.com.