‘Second Samuel’ offers comedy - and a secret

The Circle Theatre will present a play this weekend that many Barnwell County residents can relate to.
"Second Samuel," about how the death of a beloved old lady affects the people of a small Georgia town just after World War II, opens Friday night.
Lynn Cox, the play's producer, said she has wanted to bring the show to Barnwell for years.
It's a "great play for a small theater," she said, the audience will like it because it's funny and has great characters.
Cox said the play's message about the differences between people and the fact that it's set in a small, Southern town make it a great performance for Barnwell residents to see.
She read the play's script years ago and saw it performed at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre in Georgia. She said she was "ecstatic" about the play after seeing it but never got the chance to bring it home ... until now.
Cox said she has a wonderful cast of veterans and newcomers - and a great director, John Depew. Cox said everything is coming together well as opening night approaches.
She said she wants the play to make audiences think. "I like entertainment," she said, "but I like entertainment that changes us a little."
Performances this weekend are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Shows are also set for March 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. and March 9 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The theatre now accepts credit cards.
For tickets call (803) 259-7046 and leave a message with your contact information, date you want tickets for and the number of tickets. Tickets are also available at Evelyn's Jewelry on the Circle in Barnwell.