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Exit Laughing

May 30 – Aug 24
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

“The Golden Girls” meets “Steel Magnolias”

A comedy by Paul Elliott

For this group of genteel southern ladies, the biggest highlight in their lives for the past 30 years has been their weekly bridge night out with the “girls.” What do you do when one of your foursome, whose caustic wit and love of life makes her the bond that holds the four musketeers together, inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game; the wildest, most exciting night of your lives erupts involving a police raid, a cheeky male stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. “...uproarious comedy...peels of laughter and tears of joy....” You will certainly exit laughing!

The performance of Exit Laughing on June 13, 2019 at 7:30pm will be a part of Barter Days, and we will be partnering with Feeding America Southwest Virginia starting at 5:00pm.

Cast & Credits


Rachel: Zoë Velling

Connie: Tricia Matthews

Leona: Paris Bradstreet

Mille: Mary Lucy Bivins

Bobby: Garrett T. Houston


Director: Barrett Guyton

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Wig & Makeup Designer: Whitney Kaibel

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Sound Designer: Tony Angelini

Stage Manager: Cindi A. Raebel

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton

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