Southern Exposure 2017
Written by Owen Crump
Directed by Terrie Garrett
Penelope Mayweather, a once beautiful Southern belle, is horrified by the tourists who are led through her home by an energetic guide at fifty cents a head. But the money isn't enough to keep Penelope from the clutches of those "Dawnyankees" down at the bank. Thus, when a young author, John Salguod, turns up, she is persuaded to take him as a roomer. However, it develops that John is visiting under an assumed name because he has written a book banned in Natchez. The locals consider it a gross libel on their way of life, but it is a bestseller everywhere else. Penelope's frantic efforts to keep him hidden from her neighbors are frustrated when Carol, her soon-to-be married, pretty young cousin, comes to spend the night. When her parents discover she stayed a second night, scandal looms. The irate parents, blaming Penelope, threaten to take over Mayweather Hall, which they can do by forcing foreclosure through the bank.
Produced through special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.