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DOWAGIAC, Mich. — The Beckwith Theatre Company of Dowagiac is honored to host Pulitzer-nominated author Pamela Parker, author of Second Samuel, at an after-show reception on Friday, November 3rd. The reception will be held immediately following the show.


Pamela, along with the cast and crew (including director Larry Nielsen) of Second Samuel, will be there to meet and discuss the play. Pamela is always happy to answer any questions you have about playwriting or her Pulitzer consideration.


Second Samuel provides a heartwarming lesson in tolerance and acceptance in Pamela Parker’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Second Samuel.


Life is unchanging and copacetic during 1949 in the small, Southern town of Second Samuel (the first one burned down), Georgia, where residents seem to care about each other as much as they love to gossip.


At least it is until the beloved piano teacher, Miss Gertrude, dies and the town’s shocking, best-kept secret is revealed.


Based on Parker’s family stories, it’s as Southern as iced tea and magnolias and filled with the hopefulness indicative of its post-World War II setting. At its core, the play offers a message relevant today as the world struggles to deal with racial tension and changing gender roles.



Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm

·     First Friday Wine Night with wine from Fenn Valley*

Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm

Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm

·     Second Friday Wine Night with wine from Lake Michigan Vintners*

Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 pm

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