Hickory – Edyth Potter, winner of multiple local and regional acting awards, is one of the actors taking the place of members of the original cast of Exit Laughing, which was postponed from its originally scheduled April debut due to the pandemic. The uproariously funny comedy is coming to the Jeffers Theatre beginning January 8th and continuing through the 24th. The performances will be broadcast live online. tickets and information are available on the theatre’s website at hickorytheatre.org.

Pruitt has received six HCT Kay Awards, most recently in 2019 as Outstanding Supporting Actress for playing Rosie in Mamma Mia, a role that also brought her a Best Supporting Actress Award from the Metrolina Theatre Association. She also has directing credits at HCT for 101 Dalmations Kids and The Jungle Book Kids. Pruitt’s theatre career now includes being the Executive Director for Old Colony Players in Valdese.

Performances of Exit Laughing are Fridays and Saturdays (Jan 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23) at 8pm; Thursdays (Jan 14 & 21) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Jan 17 & 24) at 2:30pm.

This production will be broadcast live online. Tickets are $18 for a single viewer and $30 for family or group viewing. Tickets for the general public are available through the theatre’s website at hickorytheatre.org. Due to limitations by the ticketing service provider, reservations for subscribers are only available by contacting the box office at 828-328-2283 or emailing christine@hickorytheatre.org.

There will be limited capacity in-person seating, with a maximum capacity of 25 patrons, in compliance with the current executive order for live performance venues. Admission will require temperature checks at the door, face masks and social distancing. Seating assignments will be arranged by staff. For in-person seating please call the theatre at 828-328-2283 or email christine@hickorytheatre.org. Seating will first be available to Premiere subscribers beginning Dec 22nd, then to standard subscribers beginning Dec 28th. Ticket sales for the general public will begin on Jan 4th.

In-person performance tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $18 for adults and $10 for youth 18 & Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org to purchase tickets or get more information.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Exit Laughing is produced by Dr. George Clay, III, DDS. A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive, the City of Hickory, and Sunbelt Xpress are the sponsors of the 2019-2020 Season.

PHOTO: Edyth Potter is Connie in Exit Laughing at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances run January 8-24, 2021 in the Jeffers Theatre. For show times and tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283. Photo by Lauren Albers.