Georgia Ensemble Theatre will present the final showings of "Swell Party" by Atlanta playwright Topher Payne over this weekend, Jan. 24-27.
The comedy exaggerates Southerners tendency to embellish stories.
Tobacco heir Smith Reynolds returns from a New York vacation to his North Carolina estate with a surprise souvenir: a wife. The new Mrs. Reynolds is a popular jazz singer, a dozen years older than Smith, and arrives with a carload of gin and a certifiably insane acting coach. The wedding party is flat-out ruined when the groom turns up dead. As the guests gather to reconstruct the evening’s events and try to solve the mystery, it becomes clear that for Southerners, the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story.
Show-goers can still buy tickets online for each of the five shows between Thursday night through Sunday afternoon.