From press reports
The Montgomery County Arts Council’s production of Hill Fire – “The Home Front” will open Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Performing Arts Center at 208 Summit Street in Winona. Additional dates are Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 12 and 7 p.m.
The story is set during World War II and depicts life on the home front during that time. The plot centers around an army Sergeant who works at a POW camp in Mississippi. The Sergeant rents a room from Mary and her husband in a small community nearby the camp. Mary and her husband have two young children, Bob and Liddy. The children, along with Bob’s closest friend Charlie, seem to be unscathed by the war as they go about their everyday lives. But are they really? At the camp, the Sergeant and some of the nurses befriend a couple of German POWs and attempt to make their stay in America a little more interesting.
In the town, John Henry, the shoeshine man, and a local teacher try to persuade Charlie to continue his education. All the while, the Sergeant worries about the safety of this brother who is fighting on the front lines overseas and wonders if he will ever see him again.
Performers include Donny Bright (Sergeant), Melissa Hightower (Mary), John Goodson (Bob), Jeremy Saffold (Charlie), Cheryl Rogers (Grace), Charlie Brown (John Henry), Vanessa Miller (Katie), Freda MacIntosh (Daisy), Faith Dungan (Mabel), Kayla Amason (Josey), Steve Lester (Ferdinand), Cory Wade (Erik), Jim McCaulla (Camp Commander), Sara Rogers (Liddy), and Sydney Hightower (Newspaper Carrier).
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. Local discounted tickets may be reserved by calling 662-310-0199. Arts Council members should present their membership card at the door to use their complimentary tickets or receive the discounted rate.