On Saturday, March 14, 3 p.m., from the porch of the Cox-Deasy House at Oakleigh where Mobile writer Eugene Walter lived, Broadway actor Joel Vig (original cast of "Hairspray") re-unites with previous castmates Carolyn Haines, Sue Walker, John Hafner and singer Jordan Nocon to return with the popular Eugene Walter Porch Play as a feature of the Historic Mobile Preservation Society (HMPS) Homes Tour.
Walter met Truman Capote at children's matinees on Saturdays at the Lyric Theatre in Mobile. About Capote, Walter said, "He was an imp. He was a real imp." He will have more to say about Truman at this year's Porch Play, all delivered Southern-style by the cast and followed with a champagne reception hosted by HMPS and the Southern Literary Trail. The event is presented with grant support by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Admission is free for the play, though tickets must be purchased to go on the Homes Tour. Call Oakleigh at 251.432.6161 for information.
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