Hixon ‘Comes Home’ to local theater


first_img Email the author Book Nook to reopen However, that was short lived.After some arm twisting, Hixon agreed to direct the fall production of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.“This is a new venture for me but I’m really enjoying it,” Hixon said. “Many of the cast members have been with the folklife play for several years and they know what to do. It’s like a big family here and I’m proud to be a part of it.” Hixon is a native of Union Springs but moved from town to the farm in 1955.“My grandmother died and we moved to the family farm in Perote,” he said. “The farm had been in our family since 1835 and we wanted it to stay in the family.”Hixon’s rural upbringing helped prepare him for his role as director of a play about cotton picking, peanut fields, blackberry patches and moonshining.Hixon admits to having picked cotton and other farm chores but he stopped short of any knowledge of moonshining. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article “I do know something about farm life and country life and that’s what ‘Come Home’ is about,” Hixon said. “My experience with Conecuh People has given me insight into community theater and taught me something about lighting and staging. And I’ve had experience as a production manager with large events with thousands of people involved. All of these experiences have been helpful in my new role as director of a community play.”Hixon is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He worked in Washington D.C. as an aide and served in the United States Army before embarking on a 35-year career with the United Way in Greenville, S.C.After retirement, he and his wife, Sarah, moved “home” to Perote and became active in community events.Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, producer of “Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” said the cast and crew of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, is proud to have Hixon at the helm.“Mack Hixon is very knowledgeable about the folkways that are portrayed in ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime,’” Bowden said. “He is an easy person to work with. He listens and he takes actions and that’s the mark of a good director. Practices are going very well and we are all looking forward to another season of stories, music and fun at suppertime.” A few months ago, Mack Hixon had stepped out of the spotlight and off the stage.For five years, Hixon had played the role of the older Wade Hall in “Conecuh People” at the Red Door Theater in Union Springs.His term as president of the Tourism Council of Bullock County was coming to a close and he was ready to relax and enjoy a little free time for family and fishing. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Hixon ‘Comes Home’ to local theater Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip You Might Like Nat King Cole lecture to be at Trojan Center Thursday The Songs of Nat King Cole will be the subject of a New Harmonies lecture by Daphne Simpkins at 10… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 15, 2009 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Contentlast_img

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