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Georgia State Folk Life Play

"Swamp Gravy"

Swamp Gravy: Georgia State Play - Folk Life Play

Adopted in 1994

The true flavor of the South comes in a slice of life served every October and March by "Swamp Gravy," Georgia's sensational folk life play so designated as Georgia State Folk Life Play in 1994. The 1994 and 1995 Regional Designation Award winner of the Cultural Olympiad, Swamp Gravy gleans the comedy and tragedy of daily life from family stories, tall tales and folk lore from southwest Georgia. It celebrates the culture that is uniquely rural Georgia.

Georgia State Folk Life Play: "Swamp Gravy"

Swamp Gravy: Georgia State Play - Folk Life Play

Like its namesake, swamp gravy, the play is a delectable concoction stirred up from whatever is on hand. The region's history, folklore and talent create a tantalizing performance treat. Based on true stories, Swamp Gravy transforms Southern life into unforgettable theatre.

The stories told in Swamp Gravy help animate our region's heritage by preserving the knowledge of the past in a stunning production that combines drama, song, dance and spectacle.

The true stories of Colquitt and the area are adapted to the stage by a professional playwright and the cast of around 100 volunteers are directed by a professional director. Original music, choreography, set design and light design help to create a grand scale stage production in Cotton Hall Theater.

The Colquitt/Miller Arts Council (CMAC) is a non-profit company promoting the arts in the community of Colquitt, Georgia.

Located at 158 East Main Street Colquitt, GA 39837. You can reach our offices at 229-758-5450. If you'd like to mail something to us, our mailing address is P.O. Box 567 Colquitt, GA 39837

Project of the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council

Swamp Gravy, currently in its twentieth year of production, is Georgia's Official Folk-Life Play. The show features local stories, volunteer actors, and home-grown music. Swamp Gravy is performed in Cotton Hall Theater every October and March, with new scripts produced annually. The cast also tours and performs the show nationally.

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