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Manse Jolly Rides Again

There will be two performances of the original play, The Reconstruction of Manse Jolly, on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 and Sunday, January 29 at 2:30 at the newly renovated Hagood Community Center Auditorium 129 School House Street in Pickens, SC.

The story is set in the Old Anderson District from 1865 through 1867 when the area was under military rule and occupied by federal troops. The district included Anderson Pickens and Oconee Counties. Manse Jolly came home following the south’s surrender having left five dead brothers on the battlefields from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and finding his widowed mother and sister Mary subsisting in a war torn land.

Unwilling to accept defeat he set about reclaiming stolen property, killing Union troopers and raiding the garrison in downtown Anderson.

The two act play includes original music and lyrics, some old favorites and four gifted musicians, Robert Wood, O.D. Hendricks, Carla Padget and Wesley Bolding.

Robbie Morris appears as Manse Jolly, Tina LaFoy as his mother, Anne, Kay Rentz as his sister, Mary, and Rob Shelton plays the part of John Jolly’s ghost.

Quint Brown plays Lt. Chase, Teresa Owens is Miss Mary Margaret, Olivia Fowler is storekeeper Sarah Earle and Debbie Hendricks, Debbie Teeple and Cyndi Banks are both singers and townspeople. Some cast members appear in dual roles.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under at the door the day of each performance. All proceeds benefit The Birchwood Center for Arts and Folk Life, a community based non-profit organization. For additional information call 864-414-2465

129 School House Street
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 414-2465
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under at the door